One man died after a house fire in Dauphin early Saturday morning.

When firefighters arrived at the house on Ida Street in the southwest area of the city around 4:30 a.m., flames were already shooting through the roof of the house.

Fire Chief Cameron Abrey said because of the time of night, the fire had likely been burning for some time before neighbours noticed the smoke and called 9-1-1.

It took firefighters a couple hours to knock down the fire.

“Initially they couldn’t make entry into the building due to extent of fire. Once they were able to get in, they located one male occupant.”

The victim was declared dead at the scene. His identity has yet to be determined, Abrey said.

RCMP and the Office of the Fire Commissioner are looking into the cause of the fire, but said no foul play is suspected.

Another house suffered some damage to the exterior due to the heat, but there were no other injuries, Abrey said.