House Fire Leaves One Dead

By Kelly McCarthy
By Perry Russom

November 5, 2012 Updated Nov 5, 2012 at 12:29 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) An early morning fire left one man dead on Saturday.

The fire started a little after 6:30 a.m. at 51 Thorp Street in Binghamton.

A 41-year-old man died after re-entering his house to save his dog.

Police suggest the fire sparked in a second floor bedroom from a pet iguana heating lamp and rose to the attic.

However, the cause is under investigation by the Binghamton Fire Marshal's Office.

"The guys went in, they fought hard, they knew someone was in there," said Daniel Eggleston, Binghamton Fire Marshal.

"They gave it their all and they weren't able to save him."

The man was found in the attic where there were no smoke detectors.

There were working smoke detectors in other parts of the home.

In all, nine people lived in the house.

Three weren't home when the fire started and the other five were able to escape.

The name of the man has not been released.