Seattle house fire smoke sends man to hospital

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Investigators say a north Seattle house fire that sent a man to a hospital with smoke inhalation and killed two dogs started accidentally.

The Fire Department says the cause appears to be either faulty electrical cords or a portable space heater.

Flames were shooting from the windows and doors when firefighters arrived early Wednesday and found a man in his 60s in the front yard. He was taken Harborview Medical Center.

Property damage is estimated at $175,000.