KANSAS CITY, Kan. (WDAF) – Firefighters rescued a man and a dog from a burning house.

Emergency crews responded to the home near North 7th Street Trafficway and Freeman Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, around 10:50 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Firefighters said thick smoke was already pouring from the house when they arrived.

The 44-year-old man is hospitalized with critical injuries. Firefighters say the dog was not injured in the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.