ROCHESTER, Mass. (AP) — A man was killed and a woman was injured in a fire in Massachusetts that also claimed the life of the family dog.
Firefighters responded to the Rochester home at around 9:15 a.m. Sunday. The Standard-Times reports a man was found unconscious on the first floor and a woman had escaped the blaze.
The man was transported to a Wareham hospital where he was pronounced dead. The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The family dog was found dead inside the home. The blaze was brought under control by 11 a.m.
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Officials are withholding the names of the victims pending notification of next of kin.
The cause is still under investigation.