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BLACKSBURG — A Blacksburg man has died in a fire at his mobile home and authorities say the blaze is suspicious.

The fire was reported shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler was waiting for an autopsy Wednesday before releasing the man’s name.

Fowler says neighbors heard an explosion and saw fire coming from the home.

Firefighters found the victim near the back door.

A woman reported her cat also died in the fire.

The sheriff’s office says the fire is suspicious. The fire is being investigated by the coroner’s office, the sheriff’s department and the State Law Enforcement Division.