By CBSMiami.com Team

SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (CBSMiami) – One man is dead and another was taken to the hospital after a home caught on fire early Wednesday morning.

It happened in the 8000 block of SW 94th Court shortly before 3 a.m.

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According to police, a man and a woman were awoken by their dog barking and discovered the fire in the home.

The man was taken to Kendall Regional Hospital by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue to be treated for second-degree burns.

An elderly man who lived in the rear efficiency was pronounced dead on the scene.

CBS4 spoke with the mother of the man who survived the fire she said she is devasted. This is her only son and he called her in a panic this morning.

Carrie Pino said, “his whole face is burned, both of his arms and part of his back. I’m devastated. I just fell on the floor when I got here, I couldn’t stand it. That’s my only son.”

Pino’s son called her early morning while he was sent to the burn unit.

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“He said mom my whole life is back there, meaning his kids, please run over there and take care of them please so I was like don’t worry and I ran over here and when I got here I just couldn’t bear,” said Pino.

She said her son went to the back of the house after saving his 3 kids, who are 15, 13 and 5 years old. He then went to save this dog that notified them of the fire.

“He went back in. That’s why he’s all burned to save the dog. He opened the cage and she ran and then he thought because of the smoke that she ran back inside and that’s why he’s all burned.”

Pino says the man who died in the back room had been renting a room from her son for about 5 years.

Neighbors were doing all they could to help stop the fire.

“Once I got to the patio, I saw that it was my neighbor’s house in the back, I could see the flames shooting up through the windows,” said neighbor Gaston Cardenas.

The residents of the home told police they had a barbecue the day before.

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Crews have yet to determine what caused the fire.

CBSMiami.com Team