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House Fire Sends One Person To Hospital In Deerfield Beach

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DEERFIELD BEACH (CBSMiami) -- One person was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, after a fire tore through a Deerfield Beach home.

It happened around 1:30 Monday morning on SE 4th Court.

"I was like, oh my god. Is he okay? Is it going to spread?"

Pauline Frohn lives a few doors down and was woken up by the commotion.

"I heard loud banging and screaming, so I went outside to look," she says. "There's tons of police cars."

"One of the ladies that lives there came over to our house and was knocking on our door around 1:30 in the morning," says Ryan Wilson, who lives next door to where the fire happened. "She had a blanket on and smoke all over her face. She said call 911."

"When I went over there," he continues, "The grandmother was just getting out of the house with their dog. I asked if anyone else was inside, and the grandmother was like 'just get him out.' That's all she said, and the cops showed up shortly after."

When they went inside, BSO Fire Rescue says firefighters found one person in a bedroom.

Battalion Chief Michael Kane says the person, who has not been identified, was taken to Broward Health North with serious injuries. Fire Rescue says his condition is considered life-threatening.

It took firefighters about 10 minutes to put out the flames.

They say it looks like the fire started in the bedroom where the victim was found.

The Florida State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause, and the Red Cross is helping the family.

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