Published: Dec 04, 2010 9:27 PM EST
Updated: Dec 04, 2010 6:27 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Cape Coral firefighters rescued an elderly man from his burning home on Friday night.  

Firefighters responded to fire just before 11pm at a home on the 1500 block of NE 17th Avenue, finding the home fully engulfed in flames.

Police say the rescued man suffered "significant" burns and was taken to the burn unit at Tampa General Hospital.  Two other people were in the home at the time of the fire.  Police one suffered minor burns, the other refused treatment.  A small dog was also rescued from the home.

The State Fire Marshal's office is investigating the cause of the fire.  A damage estimate is unknown.