Orange County Fire Authority firefighters clean up and monitor a home following a fire at a home in the 32000 block of Bluffside Drive in Dana Point Tuesday. Photo by Andrea Swayne
OCFA firefighters clean up after knocking down a house fire on the 32900 block of Bluffside Drive in Dana Point Tuesday. Photo by Andrea Swayne

Updated: Crews knock down fire in two-story Dana Point home, two injured

By Andrea Papagianis and Andrea Swayne

A 67-year-old Dana Point woman was rescued by neighbors Tuesday after becoming trapped on a second-floor balcony in a house fire, authorities said.

Neighbors propped a ladder up to the balcony and helped the woman climb down to safety, said Paul Satras, fire captain for the Orange County Fire Authority.

A 61-year-old man, who also lives in the home, had already made his way out, Satras said.

A skylight at the front of the  was melted. The fire appears to have been concentrated in the back corner of the house, authorities said. Photo by Andrea Swayne
A skylight at the front of the house was melted. The fire appears to have been concentrated in the back corner of the house, authorities said. Photo by Andrea Swayne

OCFA received the call at 10:39 a.m. reporting heavy smoke and fire coming from the back, second-floor corner of a home on the 32900 block of Bluffside Drive, said Division Chief Kris Concepcion.

The two residents were out of the home when firefighters arrived at 10:44 a.m., and the fire was contained by 10:55 a.m., Concepcion said.

Both victims were treated on-site for minor burns and smoke inhalation, and then transported to Mission Hospital.

Fire authority officials estimate the blaze caused approximately $400,000 in damages, including  loss of property.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

 

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