The body of a man has been located inside a burnt out home in the Hunter region.
Emergency services were called to an address on Thompson Street at East Maitland at around 2 o’clock on Saturday morning, following reports of a fire.
Crews managed to extinguish the blaze inside the unit, however the body of a 53-year-old man was located inside.
Initial investigations suggest the fire was not suspicious.
Stephen Mount reports.