Investigations are underway following an explosion in Anna Bay overnight, NSW Police say.
About 10pm (Monday 24 September 2018) emergency services were called to a home on Morna Point Road, where they found a 37-year-old man and a four-year-old girl suffering non-life-threatening lacerations.
They were treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a serious but stable condition.
Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District attended and established a crime scene.
Police have been working with specialist personnel from the Australian Defence Force overnight, and a number of items were removed from the home and rendered safe.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.