An elderly man was killed when his home was destroyed by fire on the city's near northwest side early today, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
The fire was reported at the corner of Lemur and Vance Jackson, which is in the Dellview neighborhood inside Loop 410, shortly after midnight this morning.
When fire crews arrived, a woman had managed to get outside, but she was suffering from smoke inhalation and was rushed to a hospital.
Firefighters managed to get into the burning home and pulled the man out, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The house was completely destroyed. Arson investigators are trying to determine the cause.