LANCASTER, Calif. (KABC) --It was an unusual scene in Lancaster as firefighters worked to rescue a boy stuck in a chimney Monday night.
Los Angeles County firefighters raced to a home in the 47000 block of Thornwood Avenue at about 7 p.m. Neighbors said the unidentified boy was trying to help a friend get into his home.
Firefighters worked from the home's roof while others worked from below. Eventually, rescuers were able to dismantle part of the chimney to free the teen.
"He went in through the top and got stuck down below," said Daniel Riley of the L.A. County Fire Department. "We tried to do a different technique, but we were finally able to get him out by taking parts of the lower section of the fireplace."
Paramedics brought the boy out on a gurney and transported him to a hospital. Officials said he appeared to be in good condition.
When asked how he felt, the boy said he was OK and thanked his rescuers.