WESTBROOK, Conn. (WTNH) — A man was found in a fire at the Cabins Motel in Westbrook on Thursday morning.

Officials from the Westbrook Fire Department said the fire broke out just after 4 a.m. in one of the motel’s cabins on Boston Post Road. When crews arrived at the scene, they said heavy flames engulfed a one-bedroom cabin.

Clinton and Old Saybrook fire departments were called in for assistance at the scene. Fire crews were able to knock out the fire relatively quickly, and after the fire was out, crews located a body inside.

Neighbors initially told fire officials that they were unsure whether a person was inside the cabin when it burned down. However, crews saw the victim’s car parked in front of the building, which indicated he was inside.

“The feeling of the heat, it was radiating from the house. It was so extreme that I had to get out of my front door and run off to the right-hand side to get away from everything,” recalled neighbor Ray Swain.

The cabin was destroyed due to the blaze.

Officials have not yet released the name of the man. The fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the fire.