A woman has died following a house fire in the state’s Riverina region this morning.
Emergency services were called to the house on Tichborne Crescent, Kooringal, about 6.15am (Monday 25 February 2019), after a 41-year-old woman was awoken by the smell of smoke.
The woman was able to escape uninjured; however, a second woman was still believed to be inside.
The woman and neighbours attempted to access the house but they were unsuccessful.
Fire & Rescue NSW officers attended and extinguished the blaze.
The body of a woman, aged in her 30s, was found inside the home.
She is yet to be formally identified.
Officers from Riverina Police District attended and established a crime scene.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
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