Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following a fatal fire in Lilydale this morning.
Emergency services were called to a house on Old Gippsland Road following reports several explosions were heard about 3am.
Sadly, a person who is yet to be formally identified, died at the scene.
A crime scene has been set up and the circumstances surrounding the fire are yet to be determined.
An arson chemist and fire investigators from the Arson Squad will attend the site this morning to process the scene.
Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or log onto www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.