Updated at 5:35 p.m.

READFIELD — The State Fire Marshal’s Office says a body has been found in the rubble of a house that burned early this morning in Readfield. 

Authorities did not immediately provide an identity.

Rescuers had been looking for a man and a woman who had not been seen since the fire ripped through their 447 Church Road home around 3:30 this morning.

Readfield Fire Capt. Al Godfrey said authorities had been unable to reach the couple who rented the home, David Silva and Lindsey Spence. Their car, a 2006 gray Mazda with Massachusetts plates, was not in the driveway when firefighters arrived.

Firefighters also have been unsuccessful in reaching the home’s owners, Robert and Janet Orr.

The building was engulfed in fire when firefighters arrived. Fire investigators are continuing to examine the rubble and are being assisted by Maine State Police.

The house was occupied by five people. Two have been accounted for. Anyone with information about  the fire or the occupants of the house are asked to call Maine State Police at 624-7076.

10:30 a.m.

READFIELD — No injuries were reported in an early morning fire that left a family homeless.

Six fire departments assisted in extinguishing the blaze at 447 Church Road. Winthrop dispatchers said a neighbor spotted the fire and called 911. The house was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived at the scene.

The call came in at 3:34 a.m.

Fire marshals were at the scene investigating the blaze at 8:30 a.m. Smoke still rose from the charred remains of the two-story home. Firefighters were busy dousing the smoldering timber with water.