Eighty-eight-year-old Earl Wilkerson died after suffering burns. The fire began around 7:00 p.m. Monday night in the 1100 block of Blue Lake Avenue.
The Blackhawk Fire Department worked to prevent the flames from spreading to nearby homes.
Once they extinguished the fire they found Wilkerson's body inside. The fire is under investigation.
An autopsy will be performed on Wilkerson Tuesday.
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