A 77-year-old man who suffered third-degree burns in a Visitacion Valley house fire this week remained in critical condition Wednesday morning, fire officials said.
The one-alarm fire was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at 21 Cora St., although initial reports indicated the fire occurred at 25 Cora St., said Jonathan Baxter, a spokesperson for the Fire Department.
Firefighters responded within four minutes and “were confronted with heavy flames and smoke,” Baxter said.
Toward the back of the single-family house, where the fire is believed to have started, firefighters found a man suffering from third-degree burns. He was taken to a hospital where he remained in critical condition Wednesday.
The blaze was declared under control within 20 minutes, and didn’t immediately appear to be suspicious, although fire officials are still investigating the cause.
No other injuries were reported.