A man is dead following a mobile home fire early Thursday evening at the Sunshine Trailer Park in Summerside, P.E.I.

Police, Summerside fire officials and the provincial fire marshal are investigating the cause.

Summerside Fire Chief Jim Peters said it only took minutes to put the fire out. "When we arrived there the building was full of heavy smoke," said Peters.

"There was a minor fire in the interior of the building. There was one person deceased from the fire. We couldn't make a positive identification at the time. The fire was contained to the inside of the building and there was heavy black smoke."

An autopsy is being performed to determine the identity of the deceased and the cause of death. Police said it appears the fire started in the kitchen/living room area.