Man gravely injured in Denton house fire

The Denton Fire Department is investigating a house fire that occurred this afternoon in the 2300 block of Royal Acres Drive.

At 1:55pm, Denton firefighters were called to the house after neighbors spotted heavy smoke from the back of the structure.

Firefighters arrived on the scene within two minutes and reported heavy smoke conditions. They immediately went interior upon receiving a report from neighbors that the man was still inside.

The resident, a man in his 60’s, was found unresponsive in the back part of the house. He was rescued by firefighters and transported to a local hospital in grave condition.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire, but do indicate it was accidental in nature.

An update on the fire cause and condition of the victim will be released tomorrow afternoon.