Pelican Narrows Fire - Girl, 10, death

The body of a 10-year-old girl was found inside a Pelican Narrows home that was completely destroyed by fire. (RCMP)

A man has pleaded guilty in the case of a house fire that claimed the life of a 10-year-old girl from Pelican Narrows.

Darryl Craig Sewap was 19 years old in Sept. 24, 2013, when the fire happened.

The child, Denasia Sewap-Highway, was able to get out of the burning home but, according to her family, she thought her great-grandfather was still inside and went back in to look for him.

Sewap pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing death. He will be sentenced in June.