The fire broke out around 1:30 Friday afternoon at the Courtyard Apartments near 72nd and Seward.  Neighbors saw the smoke coming from the unit and called 911.

Officer James Shade says after the fire was put out, the body of the man was found.  Shade says it appears the man lived in the apartment, but his name has not been released until he can be positively identified.

The Omaha Fire Department Arson unit and Omaha Police Department's Homicide Unit have been called to the scene.  The cause of the fire is not yet known.