A man was found dead after crews put out a small fire at a home on Sunday in north suburban Lake Forest.

First responders were sent at 11:26 a.m. to a report of a garage on fire in the 700 block of Waveland Road, according to Lake Forest police and media at the scene.

When crews arrived, they found light smoke coming from the garage, police said. The flames were put out within three minutes.

A 39-year-old man was found dead in the garage, police said. An autopsy Tuesday found he died due to injuries he suffered in the fire. 

No other injuries were reported and damages were estimated at $1,000, police said.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation as of Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities are investigating after a person's body was found in a garage following a fire on Sunday in Lake Forest. | Network Video Productions

Authorities are investigating after a person’s body was found in a garage following a fire on Sunday in Lake Forest. | Network Video Productions