A Marion County man is in critical condition after an early morning house fire in Monongah.
It happened around 1:30 a.m. on Main Avenue, according to Marion County 911.
Monongah Fire Chief, Harless McCones, said Brian Coleman woke up in the middle of the night and discovered his house was on fire.
Chief McCones said Coleman and his wife got out of the home safely, but he went back inside to try and rescue the family pets.
Coleman has suffered several third degree burns and smoke inhalation, according to Chief Harless. The pets died in the fire.
Coleman was taken to a landing zone by ambulance and was flown by Healthnet to Ruby Memorial Hospital. He is in critical condition and currently on a ventilator. He has since been flown to the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh.
Chief Harless said when crews arrived on scene, the house was fully engulfed. It took nearly 30 minutes to get it under control. The house and one of the family's vehicles are a total loss. A second vehicle also sustained damage.
The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but firefighters do not believe it to be suspicious.
Marion County 911 officials have confirmed that one person was flown by medical helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital Saturday morning after a house fire in Monongah.
It happened around 1:30 a.m. on Main Avenue, according to 911 officials.
Fire departments from Monongah, Worthington, Valley, Boothsville, and Shinnston responded to the scene, as well as the Marion County Sheriff's Department and the Marion County Rescue Squad.
The sheriff's department is investigating. We'll bring you more information as it becomes available.