A house fire in Battle Creek has left one man dead, and now authorities are attempting to figure out the details.

Authorities responded to the 200 block of E. Michigan Ave. near Elm Street around 7:30pm Monday, to reports of a fire at a two-story home.  Crews battled the blaze for two hours, and around 9pm a man’s body was found inside the house, with the man being pronounced dead shortly after.

At this time investigators are attempting to determine what caused the fire, and why the man was unable to escape.  The Battle Creek Fire Marshal has not yet issued a statement.