Published: Jan 04, 2014 9:23 AM EST
Updated: Jan 04, 2014 5:03 PM EST

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- Dee Hawkins with the Charlotte County Fire Department says a man suffered severe burns after his mobile home caught fire in Punta Gorda this morning.

It happened around 5:30 a.m. Saturday in the 11000 block of Tamiami Trial. When firefighters arrived, they found an older man in a back bedroom of the home.

Firefighters pulled the man out of the home, and he was flown to Tampa General Hospital's burn unit for treatment.

The fire marshall is now investigating the cause of the fire.