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Man dies after firefighters pull him from smoky Del Mar home

A man died Friday afternoon after Del Mar firefighters pulled him out of a smoky home where a fire had been reported, authorities said.

It was not immediately clear if the man died from fire or smoke-related injuries, San Diego sheriff’s Lt. Ryan Wisniewski said.

The blaze was reported about 1:55 p.m. at the home on Luneta Drive, north of 15th Street and just east of Camino del Mar, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

There was smoke, but no active fire, when sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home, Wisniewski said. Firefighters pulled the unresponsive man from the home and performed CPR at the scene.

Paramedics later took the man to a hospital, but he died, Wisniewski said.

Footage from OnScene TV showed Del Mar Fire Department firefighters and paramedics attempting to revive the man in the front yard of the home, with those efforts continuing as they rolled him on a gurney into an ambulance.

Video from OnScene TV also showed firefighters working to ventilate the smoky home, which did not from the outside appear damaged.

Investigators from the Sheriff’s Department’s bomb/arson unit were probing the incident, Wisniewski said.

Information about the cause of the fire was not immediately available.

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