Body found after blaze tears through home near Yass

Lachlan Roberts 22 July 2019

An investigation is underway after a body was found following a house fire near Yass on Monday morning (22 July).

Around 8:50 am, emergency services were called to a house on Jerrawa Road, Dalton, about 35 kilometres northeast of Yass, following reports of a house fire.

NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze, however, the house was destroyed.

Once the fire was extinguished, the body of an adult was located inside. The body is yet to be formally identified.

Officers from the Hume Police District established a crime scene, which will be examined by specialist forensic officers.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or NSW Crime Stoppers.

Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report crime via NSW Police social media pages.

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