Firefighters rescue man from Wildwood blaze

     Photo courtesy of the Wildwood Fire Department.

    Photo courtesy of the Wildwood Fire Department.

    Firefighters rescued a man from a house fire in Wildwood on Tuesday, authorities said.

    The blaze broke out on East Montgomery Avenue around 4:30 p.m. Arriving firefighters discovered a man on the house’s second floor balcony, according to a release from the Wildwood Fire Department.

    That’s when firefighters used a ground ladder to reach the second floor, removed a railing using a chainsaw, and rescued the man, who was not identified.

    The man was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel for smoke inhalation but declined further transport to an area hospital.

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    The fire was placed under control about 20 minutes after arrival. An investigation determined that the accidental fire sparked from smoking. 

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