PHOENIX — Firefighters believed a knocked-over candle started a fire that put a man in the hospital and killed a dog early Friday morning.
It happened at a home in the area of 13th Avenue and Sherman Street, which is north of Buckeye Road. Crews said it started in a makeshift shed behind the house. The room did not have any electricity.
Firefighters said there was quite a bit of stuff in the house to fuel the fire.
Four people, one of them in a wheelchair, were home when the fire started. A woman rescued the man in the wheelchair, pulling him from the burning home. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.
A second man reportedly fled the scene right after the fire started.
No other injuries were reported.