Bay St. George RCMP officers are investigating an early morning fire in Ship Cove on the Port au Port Peninsula.

Police and the Stephenville Marine Institute fire team arrived at 4 a.m Thursday, and found the blaze had engulfed two sheds and two vehicles on Main Road.

Firefighters quickly gained control of the fire, but not before the sheds and their entire contents were completely destroyed.

Officials say the intense heat also damaged the residence on the property.

RCMP fire investigators continue to examine the scene.