Investigators now say a man killed in a house fire in Alpine in May died from carbon monoxide poisoning and smoke inhalation.
The 54-year-old man’s death was ruled a suicide, according to a report from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies had responded May 12 to a report of a potentially intoxicated man yelling at the home when 911 callers indicated the house was on fire.
The fire broke out shortly before 2 p.m. in the 1400 block of Marshall Road.
Firefighters put out the fire at the single story family home, but found the man already dead in the kitchenette area.