Man dies after house fire near Maitland

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.

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