Suspected burglar dies after getting stuck in chimney

Nov 29, 2015 1:55 PM by News Staff

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a suspected burglar has died after getting stuck in a chimney in Central California.

Fresno County Sheriff's Lt. Brandon Pursell said a homeowner in the rural town of Huron heard the man after lighting a fire in the fireplace Saturday afternoon and alerted authorities.

Pursell said firefighters used jackhammers to break open the brick chimney, but when they got to the man he died.

Pursell said the man was responsive during the rescue.

Investigators will conduct an autopsy Sunday to determine the man's identity and the cause of his death.

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