Fatal fire in Irishtown, N.B., site operating as grow-op

New Brunswick RCMP say a marijuana grow operation has been discovered in a home where one person died in a fatal fire early Sunday morning in Irishtown.

Not clear whether marijuana grow-op a factor in fire that claimed one person's life

Firefighters battle Irishtown fire where a person's body was discovered. (Doug Hamer/Twitter)

New Brunswick RCMP say a marijuana grow operation has been discovered in a home where one person died in a fatal fire early Sunday morning in Irishtown.

Crews were called to the house just north of Moncton, around 12:30 a.m.

When the flames were put out, a body was found inside.

The victim has not yet been identified.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

At this point, it`s not known if it was connected with the pot-growing operation.