Whitehorse RCMP are investigating a house in Riverdale which they believe was being used as an illegal drug laboratory.

Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the investigation.

A house on Alsek Drive came under suspicion after the fire department was called to a fire at the residence. The fire was extinguished, but responders saw indications that led them to believe the home was being used as an illegal drug production facility.

Police say they were called to the house at about 2 a.m. Sunday.

The scene has been secured and the police and fire department have determined the risk to the public of this situation was low. They have not evacuated any homes in the area. 

A specialized RCMP team that investigates clandestine drug laboratories is travelling to Whitehorse from British Columbia to assess the scene. 

Police say they are considering criminal charges but are not releasing the name of the man who was arrested, nor are they sharing other details about the evidence at this time.