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.
Shortly after, firefighters said they found the body of a woman inside near the back door.
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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.