Published: Apr 16, 2013 12:29 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Firefighters say a man was injured and three dogs died when a Tampa house caught on fire.
    
The fire was reported early Tuesday in the city's Sulphur Springs area.
    
Capt. Tony Perez says they noticed smoke coming from the home when they arrived. Crews forced open the front door and found an unconscious man several feet inside the house.
    
The man was taken to Tampa General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
    
While firefighters were searching the home, they found three dead dogs.
    
The Arson Task Force is investigating to determine what caused the fire.
    
The man's name has not been released. No further details were immediately available.

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