Police are investigating after a man’s body was found inside an East Maitland house that caught alight early on Saturday morning.
The 53-year-old man’s body was found inside the Thompson Street unit after emergency services responded to a callout about 2am, police said in a statement.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze, which is not being treated as suspicious.
Police said a report will now be prepared for the coroner.
Inquiries into the incident continue and any information that may assist police should be reported to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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