FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A firefighter is in critical condition after he suffered a cardiac arrest while fighting a house fire in Fairfield.
The Fairfield Fire Department says their crews responded to a first-alarm house fire along Arkansas Street Thursday afternoon. The fire was found towards the back of the home and was quickly put out with minimal damage caused.READ MORE: 44 Structures Now Destroyed As Dixie Fire Grows To 240,795 Acres
However, during the overhaul phase of the incident, authorities say a 33-year-old firefighter collapsed.READ MORE: Search Continues For Woman Missing Following Boating Accident
Medics found that the firefighter had suffered a cardiac arrest. CPR and advanced life support was started immediately and the firefighter was rushed to the Northbay Medical Center.
In the emergency room, authorities say doctors and nurses were able to regain the firefighter’s pulse.MORE NEWS: Forward Progress Stopped In 5 Fires That Threatened Structures In Calaveras County
The firefighter – whose name has not been released at this point – is now in critical but stable condition, the department says.