A house fire in Fort Resolution, N.W.T., Friday claimed the life of a teenage girl.

Fort Resolution RCMP say they responded to a house fire in the community at about 1:20 p.m. The local fire department was able to extinguish the flames.

The teen was found dead inside the home.

Town officials say the house was not completely destroyed, but the damage is extensive.

RCMP are assisting the N.W.T. Office of the Chief Coroner and the N.W.T. fire marshal in an investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fort Resolution RCMP at 867-394-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.