ACT Policing is investigating the death of a man in Watson overnight.
Around 10.15pm yesterday (Sunday, January 6), police attended Antill Street in response to reports of a house on fire.
The fire was brought under control by ACT Fire and Rescue and a search was conducted of the property. The body of a 65-year-old man, believed to be a resident, was located towards the rear of the property.
Initial investigations indicate the fire started in the garage, before spreading to the attached house. The cause of the fire is being investigated by police and ACT Fire and Rescue officers.
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A crime scene has been established at the house and AFP Forensics and Criminal Investigation detectives are waiting for the house to be deemed safe by ACT Fire and Rescue officers before starting their examination of the scene.
Traffic diversions are in place on Antill Street near Fison Street and motorists are asked to avoid the area.
Any witnesses to the house fire last night who are yet to speak to police are asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the website at www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.