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Body found after house fire in Nanoose Bay, B.C.

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One person is dead after an early morning house fire Wednesday in Nanoose Bay, B.C.

Firefighters and the Oceanside RCMP responded to the home in the 2200-block of Northwest Bay Road around 5 a.m.

First responders were told that one resident was likely still inside the home, which was by then fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters located the body of a resident inside the home once the fire was extinguished, the Oceanside RCMP said in a statement Thursday afternoon.

Investigators have ruled out criminality as a cause of the blaze.

The source of the fire is still under investigation by the RCMP, in conjunction with the fire commissioner and the coroners service.

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