Four people, including a man in a wheelchair, escaped a house fire at 15th Avenue just north of Buckeye Road in Phoenix on Thursday night, but a family pet was not so lucky.
There are two homes on the property and the fire broke out about 2 a.m. in a small add-on in the back that served as a second residence, said Phoenix fire Capt. Larry Nunez.
Nunez said firefighters' efforts were hampered by stacked belongings in the residence.
A neighbor said the people who lived in the back addition didn't have electricity and had been using a candle for light.
One dog died in the fire, Nunez said.
Nunez said the investigation into the cause was continuing.
Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
7831 N. Business Park Drive