HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Fire Department received an emergency call on July 4, at around 4:32 a.m. about a building fire on Hula Street in Waipahu.

Firefighters arrived at the scene on Monday, at around 4:38 a.m. to find smoke and fire emanating from a single-family home. Bystanders reported an occupant maybe home, according to HFD.

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A Waipahu man is spending this Fourth of July in the hospital after his home went up in flames.

The Honolulu Emergency Medical Services identified the occupant as a 51-year-old man who suffered from smoke inhalation and burns. He was transported to the nearest hospital in critical condition.

Firefighters managed to rescue him using a thermal imaging camera.

Firefighters continued their search and confirmed there were no other occupants in the house.

A family member of the man who wanted to remain unnamed said the family’s focus is his recovery.

She said, “The house is very temporal. It’s been in our family forever. I grew up here. My dad built it with his own hands but it’s still just temporary in comparison to my nephew’s life.”

HFD said a pet dog was also rescued from inside the burning home. The dog was also injured and was taken to a veterinarian.

HFD said the dog that suffered singes to the face and front half of its body came out of the home on its own.

The family member said the victim was dog sitting.

Hawaiian Humane Society was not available at the time of the fire, so the injured dog was given to the occupant’s mother who lives across the street, according to HFD.

The man’s mother was advised to seek immediate medical attention for the dog.

“My niece’s dog. He was watching the dog, dog sitting for her,” she said. “He suffered some burns as well so he’s there.”

Several windows on the home were broken, with signs of flames pouring out. The garage area of the home seems to be the most damaged, firefighters said they arrived to smoke and flames coming from the home. Officials said they were able to find the victim with the help of a thermal imaging camera.

The family member said, “Even though my brother on the other side had heard his calls for help, he was unable to get him out until the fire was put out.”

A fire inspector at the scene said there were no signs of a fireworks-related fire, but the incident remains under investigation.

The family is now relying on their church community and others for support and hoping for good news soon.

“Obviously we are shocked, and we love our nephew, we are praying for him,” a family member said. “And we don’t know what the outcome is going to be but we know that he’s in the lord’s hands and we are just going to keep praying for him.”

Firefighters said working smoke alarms can help save lives, and people should have an evacuation plan and a designated area outside the home to meet.

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The fire was fully extinguished at 5:09 a.m. The cause of the fire is unknown, and there are no damage estimates at this time.