03/12/2015 07:16 EDT | Updated 05/12/2015 05:59 EDT

Man, 2 children still missing after Abitibi house fire

Three people — two children and a man — are missing after a house fire in the town of La Corne, in Quebec's Abitibi region.

La Corne is a community of about 700 people between Val d'Or and Amos, nearly 600 kilometres northwest of Montreal.

The fire started in the early morning and completely destroyed the house.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Emergency crews will continue to search for the missing people this morning.