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Police officer, bystander rescue person from burning South Coast home

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Firefighters battle house fire Wednesday morning in Santa Barbara which left one person injured.

Others in Santa Barbara house able to escape safely.

A police officer and a bystander are being credited with rescuing someone from a burning house on the South Coast.

Firefighters received a number of 911 calls about a home on fire on the 700 block of Spring Street in Santa Barbara.

A Santa Barbara police officer and the bystander spotted the smoke and flames, and went into the house to pull a person to safety. The victim suffered from smoke inhalation and other injuries. Some other people in the house escaped without injury.

Santa Barbara Firefighters knocked down Wednesday morning’s blaze in minutes. Investigators determined that an electrical issue triggered the fire.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.