Man injured in West Conshohocken blaze

August 12, 2010 9:04:37 AM PDT
One man was hurt and a cat was found dead after a fire Thursday morning in West Conshohocken, Montgomery County

The fire began around 7:05 a.m. at 101 Front Street. Fire officials say the home is a total loss.

Investigators believe the fire began on the second floor in the back bedroom.

A resident, a 27-year-old man, tried to put out the fire with a garden hose.

When rescuers arrived, they found the man suffered from burns and smoke inhalation.

He was taken to the hospital where he's expected to recover.

A vacant home next door, 103 Front Street, was also destroyed by the fire.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The SPCA was called to the scene because a cat was found dead inside.