A fatal fire that claimed the life of a person is being investigated in Irishtown, New Brunswick, north of Moncton. 

Firefighters were called to the home on Communication Road early Sunday morning around 12:30 a.m.

Pictures of the fire posted online show flames shooting from the windows and roof as firefighters battle the flames. 

The building is still standing but it suffered significant damage. 

It is now surrounded by police tape.

As of 11:30 a.m. firefighters and RCMP remained on scene. The coroner is also there.