1 seriously injured in Deerfield Beach house fire

Cause of fire remains under investigation

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Trent Kelly - Reporter

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - One person was seriously injured in an early morning fire at a Deerfield Beach home.

The fire started just before 1:30 a.m. Monday at a house on Southeast Fourth Court.

Ryan Wilson said he called 911 after his neighbor came knocking on his door for help.

"Just a blanket on and smoke all over her face," Wilson told Local 10 News.

About 25 firefighters arrived to heavy smoke coming from the home and two people standing outside, directing them inside, Broward Sheriff's Office Department of Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Michael Kane said.

Once inside the home, firefighters found a victim in a bedroom where the fire appeared to have started, Kane said.

That victim, whose injuries are considered life-threatening, was taken to Broward Health North.

"I do know that they were doing CPR in the driveway and chest compressions when they took him to the ambulance," Wilson said.

No other injuries were reported.

Wilson said an elderly woman, her grandson and her grandson's wife live at the home.

Firefighters extinguished the flames in about 10 minutes.

The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

Wilson said the grandson's wife told him they smoke in bed.

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