SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — A man is dead after an early morning fire.

It happened in the 1000 block of North Dirksen Parkway in Springfield. When crews arrived on scene, they found a heavily involved garage fire. Firefighters searched the garage and found a man inside. 51 year old Garyl Gauch was taken to the hospital in serious condition and then later died.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.