BOCA RATON, Fla. - A wheelchair-bound resident was able to safely get out of a burning home Tuesday morning in Boca Raton, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.
At 7:43 a.m., crews responded to reports of a fire in the 8700 block of Thames River Dr. in Crescent Lakes.
When they arrived, crews stated they had heavy flames and smoke from the garage of a home. Bystanders said they thought the occupant was still inside.
Fire crews fought the blaze and searched the home for the occupant. The wheelchair-bound resident was able to safely get out of the home and was evaluated by firefighters.
The fire was extinguished by 8:50 a.m.
The displaced resident is staying with family. An investigator has been called to the scene to determine the cause of this fire.