ROXBURY (CBS) – A man died in a fire in Roxbury early Thursday morning.

Flames broke out in a home on Catawba Street around 1:30 a.m. The fire was contained to the second floor of the dwelling.

The home on Catawba Street caught fire early Thursday morning. (Photo credit: Boston Fire Dept.)

“I told the fire department they did an excellent job, thank you,” neighbor Ray McAlister said, “cause it could have been my house had it continued. They stopped it.”

It’s not known yet how it started, but the fire department said one man died. The cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner’s office.

Five other people who live in the house are now being helped out by the Red Cross.

The home on Catawba Street caught fire early Thursday morning. (WBZ-TV)

Damage is estimated at $500,000.

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