BUFFALO, NY-- The Buffalo Fire Department is investigating a house fire that took the life of a man and dog Friday night.
Firefighters were called to a house fire at 1364 Sycamore just after 8pm.
Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield says a fire official who arrived on scene first noticed a person in the window and tried to get into the house, but could not because of the heavy smoke conditions.
Firefighters arrived and quickly entered the building to bring the man out, but he was already deceased. Firefighters also found a dog who perished in the fire.
A Buffalo Firefighter was hurt while fighting the fire and had to be taken to ECMC by ambulance. His injuries are unknown, but the commissioner says they are not life-threatening.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.