10-week-old girl dies after house fire in Northern B.C.

Officers arrived on scene to find the house had already collapsed in flames.

Father suffered severe burns to chest, face trying to save baby: RCMP

A 10-week-old baby died Wednesday, in a house fire in Northern B.C. (GP Mendoza/CBC)

A two-and-a-half-month old girl has died after a house caught fire in Northern B.C. earlier this week.

The RCMP was called to the home on Lahagarte Road, 89 kilometres west of Fort St. John, just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Officers arrived on scene to find the house had already collapsed in flames.

They were told the family living in the house had escaped to a neighbour's. There, officers learned the baby had died after her father pulled her from the home.

A statement said the man suffered "severe burns to his face and upper body trying to save his child."

He was later flown to a hospital for treatment.

On Friday, Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said police and fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire, although it does not appear to be suspicious.