Two dogs are dead, and a man is being treated for smoke inhalation following an overnight fire in Kanata.

Ottawa Fire responded to a 911 call from a neighbour at around 12:55 a.m., reporting smoke at a home on Meadowbreeze Drive.

When firefighters arrived on scene, they confirmed a kitchen fire in a middle unit of a two-storey row home.

Officials say the sole occupant of the home was rescued by firefighters. The 24-year-old man was taken to hospital in serious condition. 

Two adult dogs and a litter of five puppies were also in the home. Ottawa Fire says two of the dogs did not survive.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.