Elderly man killed after not making it out of house fire

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Elderly man never made it out of home

CHANDLER - An elderly Chandler man never made it out of a house fire Sunday morning.

The fire broke out in a shed at a home near Alma School and Chandler Boulevard.

When firefighters arrived at about midnight, they found a shed in the back yard up in flames with fire spreading to the house. At this point it is unclear what sparked the fire.

A Chandler Fire spokesperson told 3TV that, "On arrival we were met by the wife who said that her husband was working in a workshop and she was awakened by apparently the smell of smoke and burning."< /p>

A 70-year-old man was the one killed in the fire. His name has not been released yet.

Firefighters were able to get everyone else out of the home safely.