10/02/2014 11:12 EDT | Updated 12/02/2014 05:59 EST

Human Remains Discovered In Charred Debris Of Boyle House Fire

A skull from the recently discovered Xaloctan site is displayed at the National Institute of Anthropological Studies at Mexico's National Autonomous University in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 8, 2013. Archaeologists say they have turned up about 150 skulls of human sacrifice victims at a field in Xaloctan, central Mexico near the Teotihuacan pyramids. Experts are puzzled by the unexpected find of such a large number of skulls at what appears to have been a small, unremarkable shrine. The heads were carefully deposited in rows or in small mounds, mostly facing east toward the rising sun, sometime between 660 and 860 A.D. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

BOYLE, Alta. - Human remains have been found in a home north of Edmonton that was destroyed by fire.

RCMP say firefighters were called Wednesday morning to the rural residence northwest of Boyle.

It took crews a number of hours to completely extinguish the blaze.

The remains were discovered when firefighters searched the debris.

Forensics investigators have been called to the scene.

They will work with the medical examiner in Edmonton to identify the remains.