One man has died in a Wednesday morning fire in the east end of Gatineau, Que., police say.
Emergency crews were called to the home on rue Saint-André at around 5:30 a.m., city police said in an afternoon news release.
A man in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
Three people managed to escape the burning building on their own. One was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said, as was a firefighter.
About 40 firefighters were dispatched to fight the blaze, officials said.
Gatineau police continue to investigate. A fire scene technician with the provincial Sûreté du Québec force will also be dispatched to the site.