Fatal fire – Lightning Ridge, NSW

A report will be prepared for the Coroner following a fatal fire in the state’s north-west.

Emergency services were called to Lorne Road at Lightning Ridge just before 10am today (Thursday 17 January 2019), where they found a residence well-alight.

After the blaze was extinguished, police found the body of an 86-year-old man inside.

Officers from Central North Police District established a crime scene which was forensically examined.

An investigation into the fire is underway; however, it’s not believed to be suspicious.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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