Officials identify elderly man who died in fire at Grandview home

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GRANDVIEW, Mo. -- A man in his 80s is dead following a house fire in Grandview Saturday.

According to the Grandview Fire Department, crews went inside the home along West 155th Street to make sure everyone got out, but found 85-year-old Troy Shankles' body inside. Shankles was the only one home at the time of the fire.

The fire chief says the fire started around 8 p.m. and is now under control. Fire investigators believe discarded smoking materials started the fire, but there is no official cause yet.

A neighbor told FOX 4 Shankles lived at the home loved his neighborhood and had lived there for about 60 years. The home did not have working smoke detectors.