Homeowner injured in early-morning house fire in Decatur, Busbey Road currently blocked

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DECATUR, Ala. - Firefighters with Decatur Fire and Rescue responded to a home on Busbey Road around 3:30 this morning for a house fire.  The homeowner says a fire that started in a chair spread quickly through the home.

The homeowner tells WHNT News 19 she smelled smoke, so went upstairs to tell her husband. She says they went back downstairs and noticed a chair on fire. The husband tried to put out the fire, and got burned in the process.

He was taken to Decatur Morgan Hospital for treatment, but has since been taken to Vanderbilt for treatment.

The couple also had two dogs that are still unaccounted for.

The home is a total loss.

Investigators are headed to the scene to determine what started the fire.