Man dies after entering burning house

February 3, 2009 5:46:31 AM PST
Santa Clara County officials have released the name of an elderly man who was killed in a San Jose house fire.

The Santa Clara County medical examiner's office says 86-year-old Shizuo Itatani died Monday morning after going back into the burning building before firefighters arrived.

Itatani and his wife lived in a unit above the garage of the building.

Fire officials say Itatani and his wife had managed to escape from the house, but for some reason he went back into the building before firefighters arrived on the scene.

His body was found in the back of the garage.

The medical examiner has not released the cause of Itatani's death.