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Man dies in house fire in the South East

December 13, 2022 6:39 am in by

A man has died in a house fire in the South East of New South Wales on Monday (December 12).

Emergency services were called to a home at the corner of Willow Road and Wattle Avenue, in Captains Flat, west of Araluen, just before 12.30pm yesterday, where they found a home well alight.

Members of the Rural Fire Service pulled a man from the house however, he died at the scene.

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The body is yet to be formally identified, but is believed to be that of the occupant, a man aged in his 60s.

Officers from Monaro Police District established a crime scene and have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fire.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information is urged to contact Queanbeyan Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or HERE. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

Image: Queanbeyan City Rural Fire Brigade, Google Maps

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