Lubbock police and the fire marshal's office are investigating a man who was found dead in his home in central Lubbock this afternoon.
We're still gathering details from investigators but police say there was evidence of a fire in the home, though they aren't sure how it started.
Police declined to release the man's name, but they did say he was in his 70s.
There was no visible damage on the outside of the home but we could smell smoke when the door to the house was left open.
Neighbors tell us their postal worker noticed a large amount of mail at the home yesterday and asked neighbors if they'd heard from the man.
Eventually the letter carrier was pointed to a brother who lived across the street.
Police say family called this morning to ask them to check on the man's welfare and that's when they found him deceased this afternoon.
Lubbock police and the fire marshal's office are still working on a cause of the fire. We're told the medical examiner's office will perform an autopsy.
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