A 35-year-old man has died of injuries sustained in an early morning house fire, authorities said.

JEFFERSON CITY — A 35-year-old man has died of injuries sustained in an early morning house fire, authorities said.

Jefferson City firefighters responding to call at 4:18 a.m. Sunday found heavy smoke coming from the windows and a fire in the rear of the home, the Jefferson City Fire Department said in a news release. A witness reported the house was potentially occupied, prompting search and rescue efforts.

Firefighters located and removed Steven A. Davis from the home. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Authorities said an investigation determined the fire started in a laundry area. The fire caused an estimated $75,000 in damages.