Man, 6 dogs killed in Winter Park house fire

Woman critically injured in blaze on Kentucky Avenue

WINTER PARK, Fla. – A man and six dogs were killed and a woman was critically injured early Tuesday in a Winter Park house fire, officials said.

The fire was reported around 1 a.m. at 2269 Kentucky Ave.

Orange County fire officials said the 49-year-old woman ran out of the home and knocked on her neighbor's door for help. She told firefighters that the man and her pets were still in the house, officials said.

The 50-year-old man, who was found inside a bedroom closet, was taken to Florida Hospital South, where he died, officials said.

The neighbor told News 6 that the couple had been living at the house for about four years. 

"It's difficult, obviously, for first responders to respond to these type of events over and over." said Capt. Jason Herrman, of the Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigation.

Electrical items found in a specific part of the house could have caused the fire, officials said.

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