Man's body found during house fire in Weddington

A file photo of fire (photo via pixabay).

Firefighters discovered a man's body while battling a house fire Monday evening in Weddington.

The fire was reported about 5:40 p.m. in the 200 block of Gateway Lane, according to the Union County Sheriff's Office. 

A neighbor told firefighters that they could see smoke coming from the residence. While battling the flame, firefighters located the body of an adult male near the front door, authorities said.

The identity of the deceased has not yet been released. An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death.

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire.