An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday on a body discovered in the charred remains of a Saskatoon garage.

Firefighters found the body of an adult after extinguishing the fire in the 2900 block 21st Street West shortly after noon on Monday.

A woman who lives near the scene said flames torched part of a garage in a matter of minutes.

"There was a loud bang . . . and I got up and looked through the kitchen window and saw the flames,” said Sherrie Buller. “Within a matter of five minutes, it was fully engulfed"

Fire officials say it took 15 minutes to get the fire under control and once firefighters gained access to the garage the body was found in the rubble.

Investigators cordoned off the fire scene, sealing both the front and rear entrances to the property as police and fire investigators interviewed witnesses and collected evidence.

“It’s going to be an extensive investigation because there is so much fire damage to this garage,” said assistant fire chief Morgan Hackl

The identity of the victim and the official cause of death will be determined by a coroner after the autopsy scheduled for Thursday.

Damage to the property is estimated at $60,000.