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San Francisco man stuck in chimney eight days before Christmas

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San Francisco firefighters were called to rescue a man who got stuck in his chimney just before midnight Monday in his Pacific Heights neighborhood.

Fire crews were called to the man's apartment where they found the man inside the chimney. It took about an hour to pull him out.

It's unclear why he was in the chimney of his apartment building, which is seven stories high. NBC Bay Area spoke to a dispatcher who said that police may have been trying to contact the man, and that he may have tried to hide in the chimney.

Firefighters at the scene said their crews had to break out special equipment and bust out some chimney bricks to remove the man.

The man was taken to the hospital, where hospital staff said he was decent shape.