UPDATE: Body found in rubble following destructive home fire in Beauce region

A home in Quebec’s Beauce region was destroyed in a fire that also set off an explosion on Saturday night.

The owner of the home was reported missing, but police reported on Sunday that a body was found in the rubble.

It wasn't clear whether it's that of the owner.

His wife and two children were not home at the time of the fire. 

Firefighters from St-Elzear and other municipalities took three hours to extinguish the flames.

Officials said the house was completely destroyed and the cause of the fire was not yet known.