A cabin fire in Labrador West early Saturday morning has claimed the life of one man, while a second was brought to hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Police have confirmed the death at the cabin, near De Mille Lake, about 32 kilometres east of Labrador City, but have released no details as to the identity of the deceased.
The fire at the cabin was still burning when the RNC, the Labrador City Fire Department, the local ambulance service and the Labrador West ground search and rescue team arrived, about 2:45 a.m. Saturday.
While an injured man was immediately transported to hospital. He was later released.
The second man was initially reported as not being located. Time allowed for the discovery and identification of his remains.
No other details are being released, until an autopsy is performed by the Chief Medical Examiner.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
One man remains unaccounted for while another was treated for non-life threatening injuries following an early morning cabin fire at De Mille Lake, about 32 kilometres east of Labrador City.
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, the Labrador City Fire Department, the Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital Ambulance Department and the Labrador West Ground Search and Rescue Team responded to a report of the cabin fire at 2:45 a.m. today.
Upon arrival at the cabin, the fire was still active and the cabin structure sustained severe damage.
There were two men in the cabin at the time of the fire. One man was transported to hospital where he was treated for injuries and released. The second man was not located and investigators are conducting a detailed search of the scene.
Investigators with the RNC Major Crime and Fire Investigation and Forensic Identification units are en route from St. John’s to continue the investigation.
RNC patrol services and the Labrador West Ground Search and Rescue Team remain on the scene securing evidence.
Further details will be released as they become available.