Man injured in Elizabeth South house fire, South Australia

A man has been rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a serious condition following a house fire at Elizabeth South overnight.

Just after 3am on Tuesday 16 June, Northern District patrols were tasked to a home on Bubner Street following a triple zero emergency call.

On arrival, they spoke to the male occupant via through the front window, but within seconds of the interaction the front room of the house bust into flames, with thick black smoke coming from the front door.

The quick thinking police patrols then kicked in the front door of the house, located the male who was unresponsive and dragged him from the burning house.

The 35-year-old man who was the only occupant of the house was treated at the scene by MFS officers and then ambulance officers, before being rushed to the Royal Adelaide Hospital in a serious condition.

The fire was quickly brought under control by several MFS crews before it could spread to the adjoining duplex, but not before it cause extensive damage to the home.

There were no injuries to the police officers involved in the ordeal.

The injured man will also undergo a mental health assessment.

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