Man dies after being pulled from house fire; firefighters able to rescue dog

Scene is on Burnette Street

DETROIT – A Detroit man was killed early Tuesday morning in a house fire on Burnette Street.

Firefighters pulled the victim -- who is in his 30s or 40s -- from the flames and took him to Detroit Receiving Hospital, but he died from his injuries, a source told Local 4.

Firefighters were able to rescue a dog from the home. It was taken to an engine house.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Neighbors Local 4 spoke to identified the victim by his nickname, "Shorty," and said he was well liked.

“He was a good guy. He looked out for my dog. I sometimes looked out for his dog," said Felton Vance.