Police have found the body of a man inside a house that was destroyed by fire in Central West NSW this morning.
Emergecy services were called to the house ablaze on Shiralee Road in Orange at around 4.15am.
Fire crews arrived to find the home “well alight”.
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The fire was extinguished, however not before the home was completely destroyed.
Police established a crime scene and commenced a search for a male occupant who was unaccounted for.
Shortly after 3pm, a body was found inside the burnt out home.
While the body is yet to be formally identified, it’s believed to be that of the 79-year-old male occupant.
Inquiries into the cause of the fire are continuing.