Police have deemed a 45-year-old Toronto man’s death suspicious after he was found dead in a burning home near Bayview and Finch avenues early Friday morning.

Toronto Fire Services said the man was found in the back bedroom of a home on Cummer Avenue in North York around 1 a.m.

Authorities said Friday afternoon the deck at the back of the house had been set on fire. A fire spokesman said earlier the blaze started on the back porch and then spread into the home.

However, it is not known if the man died as a result of the fire or due to something else.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact investigators at 416-808-3200 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).