Man dies in house fire; his dog found by his side

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Man dies in house blaze in Germantown; dog found by his side. Walter Perez reports during Action News at 5:30 p.m. on August 31, 2019.

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania -- An 80-year-old man has died following a fire in Philadelphia.

It happened around 10 a.m. Saturday on the 500 block of East Logan Street.

Firefighters found the man unresponsive in the second-floor kitchen. He died a short time later at an area hospital.

They say they found the victim's dog next to him and that he wouldn't leave him. When a first responder tried to get the dog into a response vehicle to take him to the vet hospital, he didn't want to leave.

The dog suffered smoke inhalation. He is stable but critical at the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services. He is receiving IV fluids and will be spending the night in an oxygen tank.

There is no word on what caused the deadly fire.


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