Nassau police said detectives are investigating a Baldwin house fire in which a man suffered severe burns and later died at a hospital. Credit: Newsday staff

Nassau County police said detectives investigating a house fire in Baldwin found a man inside the residence with severe burns. He later died at a hospital.

Detectives spotted smoke coming from a home on Talmadge Drive just before 9 p.m. Tuesday as they conducted an unspecified investigation in the neighborhood. Police did not say if the investigation was related to the home where the fire occurred.

Police searching the house for anyone inside were met with heavy smoke, heat and flames. Baldwin firefighters and Nassau County Emergency Services officers later entered the home and found the man, who was not identified.

Police said the man's death and the cause of the fire are under investigation.

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