LAKE CITY, Fla. -- The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly house fire that happened around 4:10 a.m. Monday morning in the 400 block of SE Alfred Markham Street.

Once the Columbia County Fire Department arrived, they found the house fully engulfed in flames.

CCFD was able to put out the fire and uncover what they believed to be human and animal remains inside the home.

Officials will release the identity of the victim once he or she has been identified and next of kin has been notified.

The State Fire Marshall along with detectives will conduct a joint investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

So far, no evidence has been discovered that would suggest foul play.