PICO RIVERA (CBSLA.com) — Two sheriff’s deputies were credited Wednesday with saving a 51-year-old man who was unconscious inside a burning building in Pico Rivera.

Deputies Michael Calderon and George Madrid responded to a blaze at an apartment complex in the 8600 block of Whittier Boulevard around 1:30 a.m.

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Neighbors told the men a person was still inside one of the smoked-out units. The deputies immediately ran into the apartment and pulled the victim to safety.

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Calderon and Madrid were taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation.

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The victim, who suffered burns to his face and body, remains at the hospital in serious, but stable condition.