A husband and wife in their 50s have died in a house fire in Bonavista.

The RCMP said they were called to the two-storey home on Chard's Hill just before 7 a.m. on Monday. 

The bodies of a man and woman were inside the house.

The fire is now out.

RCMP Sgt. Dave Hains said police will remain at the house all day.

"In conjunction with the fire commission and the fire investigation on scene, they're trying to find the source, why this happened," said Hains.

"The structure is still standing, but there was severe, significant fire damage inside."

The names of the victims will not  be released until next of kin are notified.