The body of a man has been found inside a shed which had been destroyed by fire at Berkley, south of Wollongong, on Tuesday night.
Fire crews rushed to Essex Street around 10.45pm following reports a shed was well-alight.
The fire was extinguished but the shed suffered significant damage.
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During a search of the premises, the body of a man, believed to be the resident of the location, was located.
Officers from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command attended and established a crime scene.
An investigation into the circumstances of the fire is underway.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.