A Tacoma man and his two dogs died in a house fire early Thursday.
The man, in his late 60s, has not been identified.
Central Pierce firefighters were called to the home in the 12200 block of Steele Street South about 1:30 a.m.
“When we arrived, there was fire through the roof and it was heavily involved,” Central Pierce Fire spokesman Guy Overby said.
After the fire was extinguished, crews found the man’s body inside the front door.
“It looked like he was trying to get out and didn’t make it,” Overby said.
The man’s wife escaped on her own, investigators said. She was not injured