Body located after house fire on NSW Central Coast

A body has been located following a fatal house fire on the NSW Central Coast overnight.

About 11.40pm (Tuesday 19 October 2021), emergency services were called to a granny flat behind a home on Terry Avenue, Woy Woy, following reports of a fire.

NSW Fire and Rescue officers extinguished the blaze a short time later; a body and a deceased dog were located inside the premises.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police Area Command attended and established a crime scene, which has been forensically examined.

The body has not yet been formally identified. A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

The circumstances surrounding the cause of the fire are under investigation.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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