The RCMP Major Crimes Unit is investigating after a man’s body was found at the site of a fire in Beaumont, Alta.

RCMP say they were called in to assist at a house fire around 7 a.m. Monday.

When officers entered the house, they found a man dead in the basement. RCMP estimate he's in his early 50s. 

The man has not yet been identified. An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday.

The cause of fire and death are not yet known.