Second fatal house fire in as many days

A BODY has been found inside a house gutted by fire in southern New South Wales.

Police were patrolling North Albury when they found the house ablaze on Kestrel Street about 1.15am on Sunday.

Firefighters rushed to extinguish the blaze, but the house suffered extensive damage, police said.


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Sadly, after the flames were extinguished, emergency services located a body inside the home.

The body is yet to be formally identified.

Officers have established a crime scene and the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

It comes a day after a 92-year-old man perished when his home went up in flames in Sydney.

Firefighters rushed to the scene about 2am on Saturday but were unable to save the property.

Tragically, the elderly man’s body was located inside the burnt out home later on Saturday.

It’s understood emergency services were unable to enter the home for several hours, with fears it could collapse.

Reports into both incidents will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

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