Published: Sep 11, 2013 5:12 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The fire that killed an elderly man yesterday started in the living room.

Elizabeth Lettich ran to a neighbor's home to get help when the fire broke out just before 1:30 a.m. Her husband, John, was last seen in the living room, where he had been sleeping on the couch. Firefighters found John dead in the living room, when they made it inside the residence.