DAWSON CREEK -- Dawson Creek firefighters saved the life of an unconscious man by pulling him from a house fire Saturday night.

Crews were called to the scene in the 9500 block of 8th Street just before 7pm.

When they arrived, a large amount of smoke was coming from the roof vents.

Firefighters entered the home that was filled with smoke. After a search of the residence, crews found an unresponsive man suffering from smoke inhalation.

Firefighters carried the man outside to safety and immediately began performing life-saving C.P.R.

The male was rushed to the Dawson Creek Hospital in critical condition. He was then airlifted to hospital in Edmonton.

Crews were able to quickly knock down the fire and contain it to the living room of the home.

Sixteen firefighters were on scene for an hour and a half. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

It’s the second such life saving rescue that Dawson Creek firefighters have carried out in less than 2 months. In February, firefighters found an unresponsive man inside a unit at the Mile Zero Apartment Hotel.

Fire Chief Marcel Capelle is reminding the public to check and test your smoke detectors.