Firefighters cut a hole in a Camas home’s garage to rescue a man inside as a small fire pumped smoke through his house Wednesday afternoon.
Fire crews were called to a single-story home at 1610 N.W. 27th Ave. in Camas around 2:20 p.m. for a report of a smoke alarm.
Camas-Washougal Fire Department Battalion Chief Mark Ervin said firefighters found the house and garage were filled with light smoke.
As they walked around the building, they knocked on the garage door, then heard someone knock back and call for help, he said.
The firefighters used a chain saw to cut a hole into the garage and pulled out a 76-year-old man. They also retrieved a dog.
The man was hospitalized for smoke inhalation and other medical issues, Ervin said. The man’s wife arrived later to pick up the dog.