Man injured in early morning housefire

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green firefighters pulled a man from his home Thursday morning after it caught fire.

At 7:08 a.m. firefighters were called to the 1400 block of Lynhurst Drive where they immediately saw smoke and fire, according to a release from the fire department.

“I came back from having my morning walk and I saw smoke billowing out the back side and I came on down here and saw flames coming out of the window. I went to the back door and beat on the door and I got no response and I came around the front and did the same thing, no response. So, I went over to my house to get my phone and called it in,” said George Newton, neighbor.

Three minutes later firefighters located a man inside and carried him out to a waiting ambulance. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

“One of the crews located a victim inside. They did bring him out. He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. He is receiving treatment at this time,” said Marlee Boenig, spokeswoman for Bowling Green Fire Department.

By 7:34 a.m. the fire department had the blaze under control but not before it cause significant damage inside the home.

“I was thinking about my family and how close it was and how it could be anybody. You know when things could happen,” said Fallon Parker, a next-door neighbor.

Fire investigators were called to determine the origin and cause of the fire.