- Associated Press - Thursday, January 22, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - In a story Jan. 21 about a disabled man trapped in a Jan. 16 apartment fire, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by the Albuquerque Fire Department, reported erroneously that the man had died. The Fire Department later said the man, whose name was not released, actually remained alive and was hospitalized in satisfactory condition.

A corrected version of the story is below:

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The Albuquerque Fire Department says a disabled man who was trapped in his apartment during a fire last week remains alive.

The Fire Department had announced Wednesday that the man has died, but later said he remains alive.

The department said Thursday the man is hospitalized in satisfactory condition.



The name of the man in his 60s has not been released.

Firefighters responded within minutes of receiving reports of the fire at the apartment on Friday afternoon.

They found an unresponsive, wheelchair-bound man and his deceased service dog on the floor.

The man was transported to a hospital with breath difficulties and burn injuries.

Crews put out the blaze within 15 minutes.

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