BATAVIA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The City of Batavia Fire Department says a man and dog are dead following a Saturday morning fire on Evans Street.
According to officials, the department responded to a house fire at 109 Evans Street shortly after 7 a.m. Saturday.
Fire officials say there was heavy smoke and fire conditions upon arrival and a reported person entrapped on the second floor.
Firefighters were able to reach the man, identified as John Sherman Sr., and rescue him.
Sherman was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
Officials say a dog also died in the fire.
Two other dogs along with two cats and a chicken were able to escape the fire.
According to the fire department, the fire has been ruled accidental in nature and started within the kitchen.