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Eden Firefighters Rescue Elderly Man From Burning House

1:03 PM, Jun 24, 2013   |    comments
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Eden, NC -- Firefighters pulled an 83-year-old Eden man trapped inside a burning home. 

First responders say he is in critical condition and fighting for his life.

The Eden Police Department received a 911 call around 1:30 pm, Sunday, about smoke coming from a house on Harris Street. The caller told officers that an elderly man was possibly trapped inside the house.

Firefighters found Gilmer Atwood suffering from burns and smoke inhalation when they went inside the house and rescued him. 

Atwood was taken to Morehead Memorial Hospital and then transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment. Investigators said Atwood is currently listed in critical condition.

The Eden Fire Department is still investigating the cause of the fire.

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