FRESNO, CA (WTVM) - Helmet cameras captured the harrowing moments when a firefighting operation turned into a rain-soaked rescue in southern California.
Firefighters responded in the pouring rain to reports of a fire in a vacant building in Fresno.
As they battled the blaze, they heard someone yelling for help before spotting a hand sticking out through a vent in the building’s foundation.
The firefighters were able to cut a hole in the building and pull a homeless man to safety.
According to the fire chief, they have battled 76 vacant building fires this year.
Almost half of them involved homeless or transient people.