Elderly man dies after rescue from burning home

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Paradise Hills House FireSAN DIEGO — An 87-year-old man died after being rescued from a fire at his Paradise Hills residence, which sustained some $400,000 in damage.

Emergency personnel found Ralph Nebbling lying stricken near the front door of the burning two-story house in the 2800 block of Utica Drive shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and county Medical Examiner’s Office.

An ambulance crew took Nebbling, a widower who lived with his daughter, to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The blaze caused an estimated $400,000 worth of damage, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said. The cause remained under investigation this afternoon, he said.


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