One person rescued through window in Sarnia fire

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The sign outside Sarnia Fire Rescue Services station #1 in Sarnia, Ont.  Firefighters are responding to a blaze on Colborne Road on Monday. (Jonathan Pinto/CBC - image credit)
The sign outside Sarnia Fire Rescue Services station #1 in Sarnia, Ont. Firefighters are responding to a blaze on Colborne Road on Monday. (Jonathan Pinto/CBC - image credit)

Firefighters in Sarnia say one person was rescued from a fire that started overnight.

In a tweet on Monday morning, Sarnia Fire Rescue Services said firefighters are responding to a structure fire that occurred just after 2 a.m. on Colborne Road near Rosedale Avenue.

Mike Otis, public education and public information officer for Sarnia fire, said the fire was spotted by firefighters themselves. They had been driving from one station to another station to cover for some firefighters who were responding to a different blaze.

"They were driving down the road and literally saw flames coming from a house and rescued the occupant out of a window," he said.

The man, who is in his 50s, was released from hospital Monday afternoon, the fire service said.

The fire, which was largely contained to one room, has been extinguished, Otis said.

An investigation by the Ontario Fire Marshall's office determined the cause to be accidental from someone smoking, according to Otis. The damage is quoted at $60,000.

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