Man dies in early morning house fire in Northwest Fresno

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A man lost his life in an early morning house fire in Northwest Fresno. It broke out around 12:30 Thursday morning at a home on Rialto near Marks.

It started with Fresno Police answering an unknown emergency call. Officers said the caller was coughing and not speaking very clear. When officers arrived, they saw the flames and called the fire department.

Firefighters made their way throughout the home finding a man they just couldn't save.

Rich Cabral with the Fresno Fire Department said, "This is really a shame. We take it personal when we can't get in and make a rescue. There's a fire station approximately three blocks from this home. I can't express enough the need to be careful through these cold winter months."

The victim's identity has not been released at this time.

A woman that was also in the home was able to escape the flames but was taken to the hospital. The extent of her injuries is not yet known.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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