Human remains have been pulled from the wreckage of a burned-out house on the Yellowquill Reserve.

RCMP say the identity of the deceased has been confirmed as Penny Ann Whitehead, a 45 year-old resident of the community.

The fire happened on Thursday of last week, fully engulfing a home on the First Nation.

At first investigators weren’t sure if someone was in the home due to the extensive damage.

However they now say an autopsy was performed on the woman’s body this week.

The provincial fire commission and coroner’s office are both helping out with the investigation.