Man survives SLO condo fire
January 20, 2014
A San Luis Obispo condominium caught on fire early Monday morning, nearly killing a tenant. [KSBY]
San Luis Obispo firefighters responded to a fire at the Pine Creek condominium complex on Foothill Blvd. around 3:40 a.m. Monday. The firefighters rescued a resident who suffered from smoke inhalation.
San Luis Obispo Fire Department Acting Battalion Chief Mike King said sprinklers saved the life of the man.
“Without the sprinkler system, the fire could have gotten a lot bigger,” King said. “The victim was directly in the area of the fire, and he would have been overtaken by the fire. It would have been a fatality.”
Emergency personnel transported the man to the hospital.
Three other people were inside the apartment at the time of the fire. Each came away uninjured.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze around 4:00 a.m.
Last year, health and safety code violations displaced 40 college students living in the Pine Creek condominium complex.