05/14/2015 07:38 EDT | Updated 05/14/2016 05:59 EDT

Saint-Hippolyte house fire claims 1 life, destroys home

Quebec provincial police are investigating a fatal house fire in Saint-Hippolyte, Que. 

Firefighters found a body inside the home, after they were called to the fire in the Laurentians at about 2:15 a.m.

Some neighbours reported hearing an explosion. 

The cause of the fire is unknown. 

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death and confirm the identity of the body.