Woman rescued disabled husband from Sevastopol fire
More details emerged on Saturday of a house fire that left a disabled 75-year-old man in Sevastopol and his wife with fatal injuries after being trapped in their burning bedroom early Friday morning.
Gold Ridge Fire District Battalion Chief Adam Schipper said on Saturday that when the first fire crews approached the two-story house at 4:45 a.m. from Harvard Drive in Sevastopol, they noticed what looked like a bedroom window that glowed from the inside.
The crews forced entry through the front door and encountered heavy smoke.
“We had information along the way that there was a possibility that people were trapped inside,” he said. “We forced our way through the front door and crawled through the smoke to the bedroom. “
Schipper said the bedroom door was locked or stuck. He said firefighters later learned that the woman pulled her disabled husband from the bed and dragged him to the closed door. At first, the firefighters were unable to enter the room.
“We broke into the room,” he said. “Both patients were blocking that door so it couldn’t open… he’s disabled and she was able to pull him out of bed. It saved him.
Schipper said that after the couple were removed from the house, they were first taken to the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. A few hours later, they were taken to the Both in Burn Center at Saint Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco.
They had suffered burns and injuries from smoke.
Schipper said the couple were in critical condition but the man was conscious, according to the latest information he had. He said he was in contact with the couple’s son and had no further information.
Schipper said the fire was most likely accidental and possibly caused by an electrical issue. But he said the exact cause is still under investigation.
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