Montreal police say a mechanical issue appears to be the reason behind a fatal fire late Tuesday night.

Firefighters were called to Vanden-Abeele Street, in Saint-Laurent's industrial park, around 11:15 p.m. to put out a major fire.

Once the flames were out, they looked inside the burnt-out vehicle and discovered a body, said Const. Raphaël Bergeron.

Police say they do not suspect foul play in the incident.

The vehicle, which police identified as a Polaris Slingshot three-wheel motorcycle, was so badly burned it is practically unrecognizable. All that's left is a pile of metal and tires.

The investigation was handed over to Montreal police investigators, who determined the cause looks to be a mechanical breakdown.

The victim has still not been identified.