No suspects wanted after man found dead at scene of Scottsdale house fire

Scottsdale police say the man had what appeared to be burn injuries, but that it’s too early to tell if foul play may have been involved.
Published: May. 22, 2023 at 12:00 PM MST|Updated: May. 23, 2023 at 4:29 PM MST
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (3TV/CBS 5) Police say they’re not looking for suspects after a man died at the scene of a house fire in Scottsdale late Monday morning. In an update on Tuesday, Scottsdale police confirmed foul play isn’t suspected in the man’s death.

Around 10:45 a.m., someone called 911 to report smoke coming from a neighbor’s home in a gated community on Sorrel Lane near 136th Street and Shea Boulevard. When firefighters arrived, they saw smoke coming from the garage and pulled off the door. Crews also upgraded to a first-alarm response, requesting additional units.

While fighting the blaze, firefighters found a man with burn injuries inside the garage. He was pulled out to the driveway, where paramedics tried to save him, but he died at the scene. Fire investigators are now trying to determine how the fire started. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner will be tasked with determining the man’s cause of death. He had no other injuries besides burns, police said.

The man hasn’t been identified by the examiner’s office. Police say he shared the home with two other people, who have both been accounted for and were not injured. A dog was also rescued from the home.