By CBS13 Staff

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.

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However, during the overhaul phase of the incident, authorities say a 33-year-old firefighter collapsed.

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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.

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The firefighter – whose name has not been released at this point – is now in critical but stable condition, the department says.