One person is in hospital following a fire in the Fort Rouge area. 

The blaze broke out shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, in a single-family home in the 800 block of Lorette Avenue

Heavy smoke and flames were pouring from the home when crews arrived at the scene. Firefighters were able to knock down some of the flames from outside of the house, and once it was safe, crews entered the house to douse the rest of the flames. 

One person was found in the house and was transported to hospital in critical condition. Firefighters also found a dog which was declared deceased at the scene.  

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.