A 46-year-old man has died after a housefire in Aberglasslyn near Maitland on Tuesday night.
Crews were dispatched to Peppertree Circuit shortly after 8:30 pm following reports of a house fire.
When they arrived, the home was fully engulfed, taking five crews to extinguish the fierce inferno.
A woman and her 13-year-old son fled and were taken to John Hunter Hospital with minor injuries.
The man was found inside by firefighters, but tragically could not be revived.
Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District have established a crime scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the blaze.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.