A man was pulled from a burning home in West Hartford on Thursday.
Firefighters responded to 15 Brainard Road around noon. They found the man unconscious in the house and pulled him to safety, according to fire officials.
Police officers who smelled smoke drove down the street and saw the house on fire and called the fire department, fire officials said.
It took firefighters about 30 minutes to extinguish the blaze.
A dog was found dead inside the home.
The fire began in the basement, but investigators are still trying to determine how it started.
The unidentified man is believed to be the homeowner. He was rushed to the hospital where he is in intensive care, fire officials said.