99-year-old man perishes in Melbourne house fire

A 99-year-old man has died after his house went up in flames in Melbourne’s north-west early this morning.

Paramedics were called to the man’s Vaynor Street house at Niddrie after a medical alert alarm was activated just before 5.30am.

Ambulance officers arrived to find the man’s house was on fire.


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Firefighters raced to the scene and managed to bring the blaze under control before it could spread.

Sadly, after the flames were extinguished, the body of the homeowner, a 99-year-old man, was found inside the house.

Police say the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

A crime scene was established and examined by fire investigators and forensic police.

Anyone with information about the fire is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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