The Woodstock RCMP is investigating a fatal fire at a motel on Route 165 in Hay Settlement, south of Woodstock.

Police and the Woodstock Fire Department were called to John Gyles Music Room and Inn at around 4 a.m. on August 30, 2018.

A body has been recovered. RCMP with assistance from the Fire Marshal are attempting to determine the cause of the fire and to confirm the identity of the body.

Fire destroyed the office, restaurant and bar area of the motel. Rooms located closest to that area of the building also sustained damage.

Approximately 23 people were in the building at the time of the fire.