Thyrail Andrews, 37, was identified as the man killed Friday morning in an apartment fire in downtown Fresno.
Andrews was found inside his locked one bedroom apartment near Diana Street and Belmont Avenue at 6 a.m.
Fire investigator Don MacApline said firefighters found flames coming from one side of the apartment. Andrews appeared to have died from smoke inhalation but, authorities are still waiting on an autopsy to confirm.
Fresno Fire Department officials are currently looking for anyone who was with Andrews before he died. Authorities said they were told there apparently were a few people with the man before the fire started.
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A pool of blood near the scene was later identified as dog blood, MacAlpine said. A dog cut his paw, but fire officials say it will recoverbe okay.