Fire officials are investigating a house fire Thursday evening in the Tyndall Park area that claimed one person's life.

The fire broke out at 11:46 p.m. in a house in the 0-100 block of Ellington Street.

Firefighters attacked the blaze from inside the home while also searching for people. One person was found deceased.

The fire was declared under control just after 12:30 a.m. The City of Winnipeg's Emergency Social Services (ESS) team responded to the scene to assist residents.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.