DALLAS (August 25, 2013)—Investigators in Dallas are looking for the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of an elderly man whose wife escaped from the burning home without injury.
The victim was identified as Walter Simmons, 79.
The fire broke out early Saturday in the front living area of the couple’s home.
Firefighters found his body after extinguishing the flames.
An autopsy was ordered to determine the cause of his death.
The home sustained an estimated $40,000 in damage, officials said.