Fatal Hunter Valley house fire

A BODY has been found after a house fire at Muswellbrook.

Police and fire crews were called to the Lae Street home about 2.30am today.

The house was well alight when they arrived.

Police moved other residents out of the street.

After the blaze was extinguished, Fire and Rescue personnel searched the house.

The police dog unit was also involved.

The body was discovered just before 4am.

Police from the Hunter Valley command have spoken with members of the deceased's family, who were not home at the time of the fire.

The fibro and tile cottage was destroyed.

Investigators are still examining the scene, with a report to be prepared for the coroner.

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