California authorities say a man allegedly tried to stab a firefighter who was trying to save him from a house fire near Sacramento.
The Sacramento Bee reports police previously responded Sunday to the home in Citrus Heights for a welfare check, but the man inside refused to talk to officers.
Police Sgt. Wesley Herman says after the blaze broke out, firefighters encountered the man in a hallway. Herman says the man tried to attack a firefighter with a knife.
The suspect was subdued and hospitalized for burns and smoke inhalation. He could face charges including assault with a deadly weapon.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.