A man and his dog were rescued from a blazing house in Rosedale late Saturday. Just before 11pm, the Hamilton Fire Department were called tor a house fire at 22 Rosedale Avenue near King St. East. When they got there they could see heavy fire and smoke coming from the main floor of a two storey home, with fire venting out the front door and windows. The alarm was immediately upgraded to a second alarm, bringing resources from across the City to assist. The first arriving crews were also advised that there was a person still inside the home. Crews quickly ran into a house and rescued an adult male from the home as well as a dog. Firefighters provided first aid to the patient prior to the arrival of Paramedics. Paramedics transported the patient to hospital. The last update received, suggests the patient suffered minor injuries and is expected to recover. The fire was quickly brought under control, but not before it had extended to the second floor. At this time there are no other reports of any injuries. The home sustained heavy fire damage, with damage estimated to be in excess of $500,000. Fire crews remained on scene until approximately 4:00 a.m. maintaining a fire watch. The Office of the Fire Marshal has been notified. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.