Firefighters said a woman and dog were killed and a man later died after a fire at a home in South Dallas early Tuesday morning. [[377091411,C]]
Dallas Fire-Rescue officials said they responded to a call about a fire at the one-story home in the 700 block of Havenwood Drive at 2:16 a.m. Neighbors told them the couple that lived there was still inside.
Firefighters made their way through burglar bars on the front porch and found a man unresponsive on the floor inside. Authorities said they transported him to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
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Shortly after, firefighters said they found the body of a woman inside near the back door.
The couple's dog also died in the fire, authorities said.
Neighbor Andre Sewell, came to the scene of the fire after hearing about it from a neighbor. He said the man who lived in the house fought in the Vietnam War and earned a Purple Heart.
"These are very, very good people," he said. "This one really hurts."
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.