Man Found Dead Inside Burning East Side Home

posted by 1200 WOAI -

The body of a 75 year old man was found in a burned out home on the city's east side today, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

1200 WOAI's Michael Board reports from the scene that the body was found just inside the front door of the home in the 200 block of Belmont, which is near New Braunfels and East Commerce.

Fire crews had trouble entering the home because burglar bars were covering all the windows.  Fire crews are investigating to see whether the burglar bars prevented the man from getting out of the home.

"It appears the man was using the stove to stay warm when he apparently ignited his shirt on fire," Fire Department officials said.

 The house is a total loss.