FATAL HOUSE FIRE NEAR MERRIWA

Police have found a body after a house fire in the Upper Hunter today.

Emergency services were called to a rural property on Mountain Station Road, Merriwa, just after 9 o’clock this morning, after reports a home was engulfed in flames.

Fire crews worked to extinguish the blaze for several hours.

A body was located inside the property; it is yet to be formally identified.

Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.

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

(POLICE PRESS RELEASE)