Officials say a male resident died in an early morning house fire in Derry.

The victim was found in the home on Island Pond Road after a passer-by reported the fire around 1 this morning. A dog also died in the fire that destroyed the home.
the name of the victim has not been released and there is no word on the cause of the fire.

Earlier this week, a male resident was killed in a fire that gutted an apartment building in Laconia.