A person was saved, one dog is still missing and another died after a house fire in Tampa Monday afternoon.
Fire officials were called to a structure fire in the 4700 block of Mullins Road in Tampa around 3:15 p.m., according to a release from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.
The home was fully involved when firefighters arrived. Crews were told an elderly victim and two dogs were inside the home when the fire started. The elderly victim was pulled to safety by a neighbor and firefighters were able to remove one dog from the burning home, according to the release.
The victim was medically evaluated at the scene but refused to be taken to a hospital. The dog was in cardiac arrest, and despite attempts to save the dog, it was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release.
The second dog remains unaccounted for.
The fire was under control in about 40 minutes, according to the release.
There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.