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Boundary County man crawls for help after burning roof collapses on him

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 3, 2017

A man escaped his burning home in Boundary County after the roof collapsed on him on Feb. 1, 2017. (Boundary Ambulance)
A man escaped his burning home in Boundary County after the roof collapsed on him on Feb. 1, 2017. (Boundary Ambulance)

A Boundary County man escaped his burning home after the roof collapsed on him Wednesday and was able to crawl to a neighbor’s home for help.

Jimmy Robinson, the owner of a manufactured home at 500 Curley Creek Road in Moyie Springs, woke up from a nap Wednesday afternoon and found smoke in his home, according to the Boundary County Office of Emergency Management. The roof above the kitchen was on fire and collapsed on him while he was investigating the source of the smoke.

The homeowner was burned on his hands and head. The manufactured home was a total loss. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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