Firefighters in Charlotte were dispatched to a fire on the northwest side of town overnight.
When they arrived at the home, located on Northwoods Forest Drive, they found one victim inside suffering from life threatening injuries.
The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died.
Fire investigators have since determined the cause of the fire was due to food left on the stove or oven.
Update; Structure Fire; 9404 Northwoods Forest Drive; fire was the result of cooking items left unattended; damage estimate $95,000; 1 fire fatality
CFD crews operating at a house fire 9400 block of Northwoods Forest Dr in NW CLT; one victim removed with life-threatening injuries; 3:11 am
At this time, the name of the victim has not been released.
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