The remains of a woman and her three pet dogs have sadly been discovered following a ferocious house fire in north-west NSW.
Emergency services were called to a home on Grawin Street in Cumborah, about 45km south-west of Lightning Ridge, about 5am on Wednesday after neighbours reported a house engulfed by flames.
Upon arrival, fire crews desperately worked to extinguish the blaze, which had destroyed the single-storey pine-log building.
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After entering the fire-ravaged home, officers sadly found the remains of a woman, along with the bodies of three dogs.
Police are waiting on the results of a post-mortem examination to formally identify the remains, but they are believed to be those of the 74-year-old woman, who lived alone in the home with her dogs.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.