Firefighters have found a body amid the embers of a fire in Dunham.

The grisly discovery was made after firefighters took on a blaze in an isolated section of Rue Principale at around midnight Tuesday.

It is unknown whether the body is that of a man or woman. The cause of the blaze also remains unknown.

Dunham is a town of about 3,500 that sits about 90 km southeast of Montreal.