Police investigate Elmhurst death and fire

Police are investigating after a man died after a housefire in Elmhurst last night.

Emergency services were called to High Street about 10.30pm on Saturday 28 December to find a property well ablaze.

Three members of the public attempted to enter the property a number of times but were driven back by flames.

They eventually gained entry and pulled the lone resident from the building to the backyard.

They commenced CPR on the yet to be identified man until emergency services arrived but he unfortunately died at the scene.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined and a crime scene guard has been put in place till an arson chemist can attend the scene.

The three members of the public were taken to hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information about the fire is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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