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Firefighters pull unconscious man from site of south Denver fire

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Fire crews investigate at the scene of a fire at 330 Downing Street on Nov. 19, 2012. Crews found an unconscious man inside the home.

Fire crews investigate at the scene of a fire at 330 Downing Street on Nov. 19, 2012. Crews found an unconscious man inside the home.

DENVER — Emergency crews pull an unconscious man from a burning structure in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Denver Fire spokesman Phil Champagne said his department received an emergency call from a neighbor who smelled smoke coming from a residence at 330 Downing Street. When they arrived on the scene, crews found smoke coming from the door and forced their way in.

They first worked to extinguish a fire inside the home before discovering an unconscious man in a bedroom. Champagne said the man was not breathing, and crews began CPR after pulling him out of the fire.

He was transported to a nearby hospital, and Champagne was unaware of his condition as of 5:30 a.m. Police also discovered two deceased dogs in the home.

Police were still investigating the cause of the fire as of 5:30 a.m., but said there is no strong visual evidence of the fire from the outside of the home. The majority of the damage is on the interior, he said.