Inland Empire

Inside a burning trailer

Bob Ashburn rescued his neighbor Tom from a trailer engulfed in flames at the Diamond Valley RV Park in San Jacinto. From Watershed News:

"At first I couldn't see anybody," Ashburn said. "I stepped out and took a bunch of deep breaths, went back inside - through the living room - to some steps by the bathroom.

"That's when I saw Tom, through the smoke. I could see the flames on him."

Flames were shooting through the roof and dense smoke poured from the vents and door of the trailer when Ashburn went in, and he came out with his neighbor on fire but still alive.

Tom, who has been placed in an induced coma at the hospital, was conscious for a time outside his trailer despite severe burns. "He said he wasn't covered by insurance, that this is all he had," Ashburn said.

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