UPDATE 2 p.m.:
San Antonio fire officials have determined the fire to have been caused by a cooking accident.
The fire department said the victim may have been preparing breakfast and left the kitchen area unattended. They added a fire extending from the cooking area may have started when the man tried to put the original fire out.
Officials said the man may have tried to leave the home, but may have succumbed to the smoke and burn injuries. He was already dead when firefighters got to the house.
The San Antonio fire department has some tips to prevent a tragedy in your kitchen:
Additional reporting by KTSA’s Dennis Foley.
SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – A man has been found dead in a fire at a West Side home.
Flames were shooting through the roof when the first crews arrived at the home on Plainview Drive near NW 36th Street shortly after 6 Thursday morning. The neighborhood is just blocks away from St. Mary’s University.
“We did make entry into the home and we found one male victim who was already deceased,” said Woody Woodward with the San Antonio Fire Department.
No one else was in the home, and arson investigators are trying to determine what sparked the fire.