Emergency services remain at the scene of a fatal house fire near Maitland tonight.
Shortly after 8.30pm (Tuesday 22 October 2019), emergency services were called to
Peppertree Circuit, Aberglasslyn, following reports a house was on fire.
Fire fighters attended and extinguished the blaze, however; the home sustained extensive damage.
The body of a man was located inside.
A woman and a 13-year-old teenage boy sustained minor injuries and were taken to John Hunter Base Hospital as a precaution.
Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District established a crime scene and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the blaze.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
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.