07/27/2013 03:09 EDT | Updated 09/26/2013 05:12 EDT

Arson suspected after body found in Gatineau home

Gatineau police say they are investigating the possibility of arson after a Saturday morning house fire at 14 Rue de Gaspé.

Emergency personnel were called to the home at about 9 a.m. Saturday and police evacuated people from their adjacent homes as firefighters put out the fire.

Gatineau firefighters said they found a body in the home and said they transferred their investigation to Gatineau police.

Police said they found evidence leading them to suspect arson, but declined to provide details.

The building has been cordoned off to protect neighbours while police and fire service officials continue the investigation.