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Husband, wife hospitalized after Fort Worth house fire

Fort Worth fire Capt. Larry Manasco, left, talks with Lula Johnson, who escaped a house fire Thursday at 4420 Carmel Ave. She was taken to Baylor All Saints for injuries sustained while escaping the fire. Firefighters rescued her husband through a window after she told firefighters he was trapped inside.
Fort Worth fire Capt. Larry Manasco, left, talks with Lula Johnson, who escaped a house fire Thursday at 4420 Carmel Ave. She was taken to Baylor All Saints for injuries sustained while escaping the fire. Firefighters rescued her husband through a window after she told firefighters he was trapped inside. Special to the Star Telegram

A husband and wife were hospitalized on Thanksgiving after their house caught fire and he went into cardiac arrest, the Fort Worth Fire Department said.

The fire was called in late Thursday morning in the 4400 block of Carmel Avenue in southeast Fort Worth. The man, 79, was taken by ambulance to John Peter Smith Hospital in critical condition, a Fire Department spokesman said.

The man’s wife, 80, was transported to Baylor All Saints Medical Centerr with arm injuries from breaking a window to escape the fire, the spokesman said. She told firefighters where to find her husband.

Nobody else was in the house at the time of the fire. Investigators were trying to determine the cause of the fire early Thursday afternoon.

Mark David Smith: 817-390-7808, @MarkSmith_FWST

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