There were no injuries; no one was home at the time, Deputy Fire Marshal Joey Guest said.
Along with PVFD, Errington, Coombs-Hilliers and Qualicum Beach fire departments were called to the fire last Wednesday in Parksville. "It will catch things on fire and continue to burn on".
He said the second firefighter didn't fall, and "with quite a bit of effort and in risky and hard circumstances, was able to rescue the first firefighter from the basement area".
Police have closed the street off in the area of the fire.
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The basement was severely damaged and the rest of the home has smoke and water damage.
Peter, 59, told the WHT: "We couldn't believe that it started up again". According to Captain James Elmore with the Greenbrier Fire Department, a firewall between the garage and the home helped slow the fire's progress into the home.
Muñoz said the fire appears to have been accidental, but did not elaborate.
Two Oklahoma City children were rushed to a hospital Saturday morning after they were pulled from a burning house by firefighters.
WHAS11 will have updates on its status on 11 at 11 and on GMK the weekend edition.