Police investigate house fire that killed elderly man in Lightning Ridge

Authorities have recovered the body of an 86-year-old man from a house fire at Lightning Ridge in the state’s north-west.

Emergency services were called at 10am on Thursday to a home on Lorne Road that was well alight. 

Police found the body after the blaze was extinguished.

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Officers from the Central North Police District have established a crime scene and carried out a forensic examination.

“An investigation into the fire is underway; however, it’s not believed to be suspicious,” police said.

Police will be preparing a report for the coroner.

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