UPDATE: Unconscious Man, Dog Rescued From Burning Home
Bloomingdale chief said fire began in kitchen of Main Street residence.
An occupant of a Main Street home in Bloomingdale was rescued when he was found unconscious after a fire broke out at the residence Tuesday night, Bloomingdale Fire Chief Mike Hudson said.
A dog was also rescued from the residential fire at 91 Main St.
Officials were on the scene around 10:30 p.m. when Hudson said a fire had started in the kitchen. While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, Hudson said the fire was put out within 10 minutes of officials arriving on the scene.
Main Street was completely closed off to motorists while officials responded. The air smelled of smoke but exterior damage to the residence was not visible.
An employee of Gisler & Mahler, CPA, located next door to the residence, said he was working at the time and did not hear or see anything, although he did smell smoke. He went outside and noticed it was coming from the residence.
"There was a lot of smoke coming out of the front of the building," he said.
Hudson said the condition of the injured occupant was unknown and did not know which hospital he was being transported to by Tri-Boro First Aid Squad.