An elderly man has died from injuries he sustained in a fire that broke out Thursday afternoon in Harbour Grace.

Firefighters arrived at a home on Mount Pleasant Road at 1 p.m. 

Crews were able to rescue the 88-year-old man, and then transported him to the Carbonear General Hospital. 

He succumbed to his injuries on Thursday night.

The RCMP said the man was the only person in the house at the time of the fire.

Investigators have been at the scene Friday, to determine the cause.

The man's name is not being released at this time.