Homeowner injured in house fire

April 17, 2008 9:56:51 AM PDT
A homeowner suffered burns and smoke inhalation because he didn't want to leave his burning home.The fire started at the home on West 15th near North Durham in the Heights, just before 8am. A neighbor saw the smoke, and tried to alert the 61-year-old man living there.

But the resident tried to save some of his belongings before leaving. The neighbor had to call a second person, to finally convince the man to evacuate the smoke-filled home. That homeowner is expected to be OK.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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