Firefighters find man dead on the scene of LR house fire

FILE - A Little Rock Fire Department truck is shown in this file photo.

A man was found dead after firefighters responded to a house fire on Berkshire Drive in Little Rock early Tuesday, officials said.

Little Rock Fire Department Capt. Jason Weaver said dispatchers received a call from an occupant still trapped inside 64 Berkshire Drive just after 1 a.m.

“We were able to rescue an adult female and get her medical services,” Weaver said. “But, during the initial check of the house, we found one adult male deceased.”

The identity of man who died was not immediately released.

Weaver said the fire was strong near the carport and front room, but firefighters were able to enter through the back to rescue the woman.

The cause of the fire was under investigation, Weaver said.

This story has been updated. It was originally published at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday under the headline "Little Rock house catches fire Tuesday; 1 found dead, officials say."