Body found inside home after house fire in San Juan

Fatal house fire off FM 495 and Coconut Palm Drive

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire where the body of a man was found inside a home.

San Juan firefighters were called to a house fire off FM 495 and Coconut Palm Drive around 5:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Firefighters put out the blaze but discovered the body of the man inside the home.

It's not clear how the fire started or if the man had died before or after the fire.

The man's name has not been released at this time.

Investigators believe the man died from smoke inhalation while trying to escape his home.

Firefighters said the home had burglar bars and that the man was unable to unlock from the inside in order to get out of the house.