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Off-duty ranger saves neighbor from house fire in Idyllwild

Firefighters responded to a blaze on the 54400 block of Village View Drive in the community of Idyllwild in Riverside County on March 31, 2013. (Harvey Burger)

March 31, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
An off-duty state park ranger is being called a hero for rescuing his neighbor from a burning home in Idyllwild Sunday.

Firefighters say the home, located on the 54400 block of Village View Drive, was fully engulfed in flames around 2:28 a.m.

According to authorities, the ranger went into the burning home, woke up his neighbor, and pulled him out of the house, saving his life.

A total of 25 personnel, including Cal Fire crews responded to the blaze. Firefighters say they lost water pressure at one point, but were able to contain the fire before it could spread.

No injuries were reported.