A Rincon man was rescued by two police officers after his house went up in flames Saturday morning at 208 Quartz Drive.
At around 3 a.m. Rincon Police Officer Jack Beaty got the call and upon arriving found the house engulfed in flames.
A neighbor, Andre Arguello, told Beaty that the homeowner, Marc Snyder, might still be in the house.
It appeared Snyder tried to escape through the garage. He was found with his dog lying on the garage floor unconscious. His wife was not home at the time.
Beaty and Arguello dragged Snyder and his dog out. Beaty then began using a garden hose to help put the fire out until firefighters arrived.
Snyder was admitted to Memorial Health University Medical Center where he was admitted into the intensive care unit. His dog survived, but his two cats succumbed to the fire.
Rincon Police Chief David Schofield said because of the quick actions of Beaty and Arguello, Snyder is still alive.
The cause of the fire is unknown. A fire marshal was expected on Monday afternoon to search the house and determine the culprit. The home was a complete loss.