ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - St. Louis firefighters said a man may have tried to battle a house fire before it claimed his life.
The home is located in the 5300 block of Theodosia, north of Interstate 70 off Union Boulevard.
Firefighters said neighbors tried to get into the house to look for a man. They could not find anyone inside.
Firefighters said there was heavy fire on the first floor and smoke on the second floor when they arrived.
They searched the home and found a man dead inside.
Firefighters said they did not find a smoke detector inside the house during their initial search.
The name of the victim has not been released.
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