Dramatic Fire Rescue in Southeast Fresno

December 22, 2008 2:08:13 PM PST
Neighbors stepped in to save two elderly men trapped after their Southeast Fresno home caught fire this afternoon.The fire started in the second story of this home on Backer and Huntington.

Fire investigators say one of the residents a blind man dropped his cigarette in bed, and couldn't find it.

Children playing outside spotted the fire and got help from neighbors who rescued the men.

The man who dropped the cigarette suffered serious burns.

Doctors treated the other man for smoke inhalation.