The man was reportedly found in his second floor bedroom when firefighters put out the wind-whipped flames. They kept the flames from spreading to neighboring homes.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Firefighters said he was known to be a careless smoker and are investigating whether he accidentally sparked the fire.
EMS workers were reportedly called to the house a month ago and noticed burn marks to furniture that indicated the man had accidentally set fires in the house before.
Neighbors said the victim was well known in the neighborhood. The man lived alone, and neighbors said they would help him with household chores.