Man found unresponsive in Philadelphia house fire with dog by his side

PHILADELPHIA -- An 80-year-old man died following a house fire in Philadelphia, and first responders say they found the victim's dog next to him, resisting to leave his owner.

Firefighters found the man unresponsive in the second-floor kitchen Saturday morning at home on East Logan Street. He died a short time later at an area hospital.

The dog resisted first responders as they tried to get him into a vehicle to be transported to the vet hospital.

The dog suffered smoke inhalation and remains in the care of veterinarians. The cause of the deadly fire is under investigation.
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