06/10/2013 01:23 EDT | Updated 08/10/2013 05:12 EDT

Man missing after fire in central B.C. town

Police are searching for a missing man after a fire broke out in a house in central B.C. on Saturday.

Police say the man may have been in the house, which was completely engulfed in flames by the time firefighters reached the rural location near Hixon, 60 kilometres south of Prince George.

A woman who lived there was not at home when the fire occurred.

RCMP and investigators from the Office of the Fire Commissioner are continuing to investigate.

The man's name has not been released.