Fatal unit fire – Stockton

An investigation is underway after a body was found following a unit fire at Newcastle this morning.

Just after 5am (Monday 26 July 2021), emergency services were called to Fullerton Street, Stockton, following reports of a unit fire.

The fire was extinguished by crews from Fire and Rescue NSW.

Following a search of the building, a body was located, which is yet to be formally identified.

There are no other reports of injuries.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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