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Deputy Rescues Man from Residential House Fire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  December 24, 2015

CONTACT: Scott Parker, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office
scott.parker@snoco.org, Media line: 425-249-6263

DARRINGTON, WA – A Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputy pulled a man from a house fire Wednesday night.  On 12/23/2015, about 10:47 P.M. the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and Darrington Fire District 19 were dispatched to a residential house fire in the 800 block of Givens Ave in the Town of Darrington. 

Arriving first, the deputy found the house full of black smoke and learned a subject was still inside.  After breaking windows out of the front of the home, the deputy identified a person inside on the floor.  The deputy entered the home and pulled the person outside to safety.  The rescued person was breathing but not conscious and was subsequently airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

The deputy was evaluated for smoke inhalation but was otherwise uninjured.  The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Snohomish County Fire Marshal.
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UPDATE:

December 26, 2015

On Wednesday December 23rd, 2015 at approximately 2250 hours, Deputy John Krajcar received a dispatched call to assist the fire department at the 800 block of Givens Avenue, in the Town of Darrington.  The residence was on fire with a person and dog trapped inside the burning structure.  Deputy Krajcar kicked in the front door and entered the home which was filled with heavy smoke.  Deputy Krajcar got down onto his hands and knees and worked his way through the home looking for the man who was still inside.  Deputy Krajcar located the man and pulled him by his upper torso to safety out the front door and onto the front lawn.

Deputy Krajcar has been a deputy with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office since 2012, prior to that he worked for the Washington State Patrol for approx. 4 years.  
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