A dog was rescued Tuesday from a house fire in northwest Atlanta. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
Photo: John Spink
Photo: John Spink

Man, dog rescued from northwest Atlanta house fire

Crews rescued a man and a dog after a house caught fire early Tuesday in northwest Atlanta.

Firefighters went to the home in the 2800 block of Baker Ridge Drive and tried to enter through the front door, Atlanta fire Capt. Kelen Evans told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Atlanta fire Captain Kelen Evans talks about morning rescue of man from Atlanta home. Video by John Spink/AJC

A lieutenant went to the back of the home and found the man near a door.

“She alerted us,” Evans said. “We got the door open and pulled him out.”

A man was rescued from a house fire in northwest Atlanta. JOHN SPINK / JSPINK@AJC.COM
Photo: John Spink

Emergency workers administered CPR. The man’s condition was not known.

“But he was breathing when we brought him out,” Evans said. “That’s about all I can tell you.”

The blaze damaged a front room, Atlanta fire battalion Chief Darrel Mason said.

Battalion Chief Darrel Mason talks about morning rescue of man from Atlanta home. Video by John Spink/AJC

“We have fire investigators on the scene now, so we can’t give any indication of what might have caused the issue,” Mason said.

No other details were released.

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