RCMP suspect a 10-year-old girl perished in a house fire in Pelican Narrows earlier this week.

Mounties say the fire broke out at around 1:30 Tuesday morning at the home of an elderly couple and their 10-year-old great granddaughter.

The couple was able to escape from the residence unharmed — and it was believed the child had made it out, as well.

But the remains of what is suspected to be the young child were located in the debris later on in the morning after the residence had burned to the ground.

The remains have been taken to Saskatoon for an autopsy that has yet to be scheduled.

Police have not released the child’s name.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.