Early Thursday morning, Vancouver fire crews were called to the Sunpointe Apartments. When they arrived they found the building heavily involved.
The upper floors were so badly damaged and the stairway was burned, so they couldn't access some apartments.
It was later in the morning that crews eventually got inside and found one person dead.
The fire damaged six of 12 units.
The medical examiner will determine the person's identity and cause of death.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.