A house fire that led to the death of a four-year-old on the Pelican Lake First Nation was caused by an unattended candle, RCMP say.

RCMP reported the cause Tuesday in relation to the fire that took place Friday morning around 11.

The youngster was found in the rubble of the burned home. Four others in the house, two adults and two other children, managed to get out with only minor injuries.

RCMP said no names would be released.