POLICE are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal bungalow fire in Malvern, Victoria this morning.
Emergency services were called to Berrima Avenue following reports of a fire in a bungalow at the rear of the property just after 5am.
Fire crews extinguished the blaze and inspected the bungalow at which time a body was found inside.
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Police have established a crime scene and are attempting to determine the cause of the fire.
The person who usually resides in the bungalow remains unaccounted for.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.