Mohave County deputy saves man from fire

Officer entered burning home to rescue resident

Firefighters with the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District battle an early morning house fire Sunday on Devlin Avenue. A Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy was credited with saving the occupant’s life. (Courtesy)<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

Firefighters with the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District battle an early morning house fire Sunday on Devlin Avenue. A Mohave County Sheriff’s deputy was credited with saving the occupant’s life. (Courtesy)<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->

KINGMAN - A Mohave County Sheriff's deputy was credited with saving a man's life early Sunday morning when he entered a burning home and helped free the man, who was trapped inside.

Nobody at the sheriff's office was available to discuss the incident on Sunday, but Jason Scott, a battalion chief with the Northern Arizona Consolidated Fire District, said the rescue was completed by the time firefighters arrived at the home in the 3900 block of Devlin Avenue at about 2 a.m.

"The victim was trapped in a back bedroom," said Scott. "They both were treated at the scene and they both refused transport (to Kingman Regional Medical Center)."

The fire was "fully involved" when the first of 10 firefighters arrived. Flames destroyed the home and a detached garage on the property. Firefighters were able to keep it from spreading to neighboring properties.

Scott said the rescue was to be commended.

"The deputy broke in and got the guy out of the house," said Scott. "Kudos to MCSO."

There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. He did not say it was suspicious. The rescued man was the only person inside the home.

Scott estimated fire damage at about $20,000.

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