The Southeast District RCMP are investigating a fatal fire early Wednesday morning in Colpitts Settlement, N.B.

The body of a 59-year-old man from Colpitts Settlement was located inside the house, said the RCMP. Police and fire departments from Salisbury, Petitcodiac and Havelock responded to a house fire on Middlesex Road in Colpitts Settlement around 2:35 am. The house was engulfed in flames when responders arrived.

The RCMP and Fire Marshal's office's investigation continues to determine the exact cause of the fire. The RCMP says at this stage, the fire and death of the man are not believed to be suspicious.