The state fire marshal is investigating after a deadly fire in Salem Sunday afternoon.

Salem Fire Chief Scott Mason told 21 News the home on the 1200 block of Westview Drive caught fire around 5:20 p.m.

They were notified that someone was trapped inside. 

That's where they found a 64-year-old man dead inside of a bedroom.

Chief Mason believes that's where the fire started.

Three dogs and a cat also perished in the fire.

The chief said the man lived with his daughter who was not home at the time.

The Red Cross and Salvation Army are pitching in to help.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The victim's name has not been released pending a coroner's autopsy.