Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal house fire which claimed the life of a man in Ripplebrook this morning.
Emergency services were called to a property on Lyle-Dixon Road just before 4.30am after reports that a house was on fire.
The fire was extinguished and a man aged in his 70s was located deceased
A second man was conveyed to hospital with smoke inhalation.
Arson and Explosives Squad detectives will attend the scene later this morning to determine the cause of the fire.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00 or file a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au