Elderly Man Rescued From Burning Travel Trailer Near Yreka

Cal-Fire personnel and CHP Officers worked together to rescue a man trapped in a burning travel trailer Saturday morning in the Yreka area. 79-year-old James William Harris was inside his fifth wheel trailer at the Pine Grove Trailer Park with a growing fire and no way to escape. When Cal-Fire and the CHP arrived, black smoke was billowing from the windows and cracks of the trailer and Harris was inside yelling for help. The door was pried open but Harris couldn’t be reached because he was behind a large accumulation of stuff and a fire with 6 foot flames. Rescuers ran around to the front of the trailer, where Harris was yelling through a small window. The window was dismantled to make enough space to pull Harris through. He was hospitalized for smoke inhalation.