A man’s body was found inside a Sanford home that was destroyed by fire.

The blaze broke out just before midnight Sunday at a house on Bedford Road near Tiffany Lane, just east of County Road 427.

Seminole County firefighters said the home was consumed by flames when they arrived, and they discovered the body of the man, whose name has not been released.

A man driving out of the neighborhood saw smoke and tried to help.

“Next thing we knew, flames just went skyrocketing from the picture on my camera, and the police say, ‘Get back,’ witness Chuck Wright said.  “Fire trucks came down.  It was intense.”

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

No other nearby homes were damaged.