By Brian New

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MESQUITE (CBS11) – A Mesquite man is in critical condition at Parkland Hospital after firefighters pulled him out of his burning home.

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Ray Gonzalez, 47, made it out of his home in the 2000 block of Sycamore Dr. but when he turned and didn’t see his wife, fire investigators said he ran back inside.

What Gonzalez didn’t know at the time was wife wife, Trina, had escaped through a window.

Gonzalez was unresponsive when they pulled him out of his Mesquite home.

First responders performed CPR on him at the scene but fire officials said it wasn’t until he was in the ambulance on the way to the hospital that medics were able to get his pulse back.

Family members told CBS11 Gonzalez was in a coma Saturday night and on a ventilator at Parkland Hospital.

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Ray and Trina Gonzalez were married less than three months ago.

Trina’s adult son was also inside the home at the time of the fire. Investigators said Gonzalez woke-up him up and help him get out of the house.

Neighbor, Jose Marcias, said when the step-son learned Gonzalez had run back into the home he wanted to go in after him.

“The son was soaking himself in water. He was trying to run back inside to get his step-dad,” Macias said.

Mesquite fire Captain Kelly Turner said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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