The body of a man has been discovered in the ashes of a house fire in Boisbriand.

Firefighters rushed to the scene after flames broke out 4 a.m. Wednesday. Over 40 firefighters battled the blaze, putting it out at about 10:30 a.m.

In the debris, they discovered the body of what is believed to be a man in his 50s, who was a resident of the home.

An investigation on the cause of the fire is continuing and the case has been transferred to the police, as is custom when a fire is fatal.

At the moment the fire appears to be accidental.

The home is destroyed.