The state medical examiner’s office has confirmed that 44-year-old Michael A. Hudgins was killed in a Saturday night fire that destroyed his Vanleer home. Dickson County Sheriff’s Office Detective Andy Davis said Tuesday that the body recovered from the burned home has been positively identified as Hudgins, who lived alone at 4900 Highway 49 West. The sheriff’s office and Bomb and Arson Unit of the Tennessee Fire Marshal’s Office continue to investigate the fire and Davis said there is no information yet as to what caused the fire. According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, a neighbor reported seeing smoke coming from the home around 9:38 Saturday night. The report says the neighbor attempted to make entry into the home but was unsuccessful because of heavy smoke and minutes later the house was fully engulfed. The Vanleer and Cumberland Furnace volunteer fire departments and Dickson County Rescue Squad responded to the fire and Vanleer Chief Scotty Ingham says flames were already coming through the roof when firefighters arrived. Neighbors reported they believed the resident was still inside the home and firefighters aggressively attacked the fire but were unable to save Hudgins. An autopsy was requested and investigators were able to positively identify Hudgins as the victim Tuesday. No funeral arrangements for Hudgins have been announced. He is the third fire fatality in Dickson County in just under a year.