A house in Aquaforte, on Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula, was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning.

RCMP were called about the fire in the Southern Shore community at 6:42 a.m.

No one was hurt in the blaze, and police said everyone inside was able to get outside safely even though the fire was spreading quickly through the house.

RCMP said the fire department from Ferryland was on the scene within minutes, but was not able to save the home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Police do not believe it was suspicious.