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Burn victim found in home on Hilo Avenue

Posted at 7:10 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 22:10:15-05
One person was injured and a cat was killed in a fire on Friday morning on Hilo Avenue, near East Charleston Blvd. and South Sandhill Road. 
According to Clark County Fire Department, they responded to a report of a fire at 3728 Hilo at approximately 4:27 a.m.
Upon arrival, crews discovered large amounts of smoke and flames coming from a single-story house.
The fire was extinguished at 4:43 a.m. 
One person was transported to the hospital with burn injuries and the cat was found deceased inside the home.
According to scanner traffic, one of the people living inside the home at the time of the fire told crews that everybody had made it out safely.  Crews backed off their response for safety reasons, since there were reports of no other victims.  But once they made entry, they found the burn victim.  
He was immediately transported to UMC.  
The person living inside the house, Pamela Proe, said she didn't know the man, and didn't know he was trapped inside.  She said several people lived in the house, some rented, others stayed temporarily.  
"It's terrible, just terrible," says Proe.  "I don't know what we're going to do." 
A woman with a dog bite was also found outside of the home. 
At this time, it is not known what caused the fire.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.