The body of a man has been found in the rubble of a west side home that was destroyed by fire this morning, the fire.
When crews arrived at the house at Plainview and Esmerelda, they found flames shooting out of the attic, and heavy smoke inside the home.
Crews took about twenty minutes to put out the fire, and when they entered, they found the victim already dead.
Officials say the man was cooking breakfast in the kitchen and left it unattended. A fire flared up, and the attempt to put it out only caused the fire to spread.
By the time the man decided to try to get out, but it was too late. He collapsed from smoke inhalation and was found dead near the door.