A fire destroyed a home in Sheshatshiu early Saturday morning.

RCMP say they were called to the residence on MacKenzie Street at approximately 2:20 a.m.

The local fire department was called, but firefighters were unable to save the house.

A man who was inside the house suffered minor burns and was treated at the Labrador Health Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. He has since been released.

An RCMP fire investigator examined the scene and determined the blaze began in the back bedroom.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.