An 80-year-old man died after he was found inside a house that caught fire early Friday morning in Vegreville, Alta.

Fire crews were called to the home in the 5600 block of 49A street in the eastern Alberta town by a neighbour who noticed flames.

The fire had mostly died down by the time crews arrived. They found the unresponsive man inside and rushed him to St. Joseph's Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators determined the cause of the fire was accidental.

The man's name will not be released pending notification of his family.