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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Firefighters rescued a man and a dog from a burning house in Wyandotte County Wednesday.

Emergency crews responded to the home near North 7th Street Trafficway and Freeman Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters said thick smoke was already coming from the house when they arrived.

The 44-year-old man is hospitalized with critical injuries. Firefighters say the dog was not injured in the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.