Emergency services rushed to Amberley Green on Wednesday at about 11am and found a man with fatal burns.
West Midlands Police said it was investigating how he came about his injuries.
Fire and ambulance crews along with police and forensics remain at the scene.
A police spokeswoman said: "We're investigating after a man was found with severe burn injuries in Amberley Green, Great Barr, around 11am on Wednesday.
"Sadly, he was confirmed dead at the scene.
"We're still in the process of establishing how the man came about his injuries, however we're not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident."