59-year-old man dead in Colpitts Settlement house fire

A 59-year-old man is dead after a fire broke out early Wednesday at a house in Colpitts Settlement, about 30 kilometres southwest of Moncton.

Cause of the fire and the man's death not believed to be suspicious

A man is dead after a fire early Wednesday in Colpitts Settlement, about 30 kilometres southwest of Moncton. (CBC)

A 59-year-old man is dead after a fire broke out early Wednesday at a house in Colpitts Settlement, about 30 kilometres southwest of Moncton.

A news release from the RCMP said the man's body was found inside the house.

The fire broke out just before 2:30 a.m., said RCMP Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh.

The Salisbury, Havelock and Petitcodiac fire departments responded to the blaze on Middlesex Road.

When firefighters arrived, the house was engulfed in flames.

At this stage of the investigation, RCMP said the fire and the man's death are not believed to be suspicious.

The RCMP and Office of the Fire Marshal are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire.