Man burned in senior-home fire

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Article Date: 1/13/2010 | Resource: MLG

Man burned in senior-home fire

ANAHEIM HILLS – A man suffered second and third degree burns when a fire broke out Tuesday night in a unit at a retirement housing community, a fire spokeswoman said.

The fire was reported at 11:35 p.m. in the second floor of the independent living area at Canyon Hills Club Retirement Housing, 525 S. Anaheim Hills Rd., fire officials said. The fire was knocked down in about 15 minutes with the help of about 40 firefighters from Anaheim and the Orange County fire Authority.

Firefighters found heavy smoke in the hallway and a couch area burning inside the unit, said Anaheim fire spokeswoman Maria Sabol, adding that a sprinkler activated and kept the fire in check.

The injured man was rushed to a hospital with about 60 percent of his body burned, Sabol said. It was unclear if the man lived in the unit where the fire started, she said.

The second-level unit had heavy water damage and three units on the first floor also sustained damage, Sabol said.

The damage estimate is $10,000.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blaze.
This is the second fire at an Anaheim retirement home this month.

The first fire occurred Jan 2. at the Miracle Terrace Retirement Center on Western Avenue near Western High School. The fire killed a 73-year-old woman and left 47 residents displaced and shaken up.

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Jeffrey Marquart