At approximately 8:50 p.m., police assisted Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency with a house fire in the 3500 block of Lynch Street in Halifax. Firefighters removed an unconscious 49-year-old man from the home. The man was taken to the QE2 hospital but unfortunately passed away. He was the only person in the house at the time of the fire. At this time, the incident is still under investigation by fire investigators along with the Halifax Regional Police/RCMP Integrated General Investigation Section.