BAY POINT (CBS SF) — A man died early Friday after he became trapped inside a burning home in Bay Point, authorities said.
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District Capt. Steve Aubert said crews responded at 1 a.m. to the 100 block of Loftus Road to a report of a structure fire.READ MORE: Elderly Asian Woman Stabbing Attack Triggers Blame Game Between San Francisco DA, Police Officers Assn
Arriving firefighters found a home with flames and heavy smoke coming out of the structure. A woman had been able to safely escape the flames, but her husband was trapped inside the home.READ MORE: 1 Taken To Hospital, 2 Vehicles Damaged In Vegetation Fire Along Highway 101 In San Jose
A rescue effort was immediately mounted and the man was located and pulled from the burning home. He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries. The man’s identity was not immediately released.MORE NEWS: Snakes by the Planes: Endangered San Francisco Species Found Thriving in Wetlands at SFO
The blaze was contained and its cause was under investigation.