57-year-old man pulled from burning house

The Clovis Fire Department responded to 1013 Maple St. in Clovis on Thursday evening where they pulled a 57-year-old man from the home. He was transported to a Lubbock hospital. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth)

CNJ staff

Firefighters pulled a 57-year-old man from a burning home on Thursday night and he was flown to a Lubbock hospital for treatment.

Clovis Fire Department Chief Ray Westerman said the unidentified man was breathing on his own and did not appear to have been burned by the fire. His condition was not immediately known.

Firefighters responded to the fire at 1013 Maple Street at 8:34 p.m., Westerman said. Neighbors alerted them a man might be inside.

Westerman said firefighters Matt Wood and Amanda Everett removed the man, who was not responsive, from a bedroom as other firefighters battled the blaze that began on the back porch.

No one else was injured and Westerman said no one else was in the home.

The chief said investigators were not immediately able to determine the cause of the fire, which was put out soon after firefighters arrived.

Damage appeared limited to the back of the east Clovis home, which is located near Parkview Elementary School.

Westerman said the firefighters who rescued the victim were both in new positions on Thursday.

Wood was recently promoted to lieutenant. Everett was attending her first structure fire, the chief said.

“They did a great job,” he said.