Red Deer Emergency Services arrived at 6811 63rd Ave. just after 7 p.m. Neighbours called 911 after hearing a smoke alarm and noticed thick smoke billowing out from the rear bedroom window of a mobile home.
“The neighbour then went over and woke the occupant of the house up and got him out,” said Steve Gailloux, fire investigator for Red Deer Emergency Services. “He saved his life.”
Heavy smoke and flames were lashing out from the roof and rear of the house when crews arrived.
The fire was put out quickly but there was severe smoke and fire damage.
There were two residents in the house but only one was home at the time. A man in his 60s was treated by fire-medics at the scene and taken to Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre with smoke inhalation. He was later released.
Both residents are now being helped by the Red Cross.
“The mobile home is almost a total write-off due to the damage,” said Gailloux, who didn’t have an exact figure on damage yet.
The fire is started in the rear of the home, most likely the back bedroom, he said. The cause is being investigated.