Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fatal house fire which occurred in Oaklands Junction this morning.
Emergency services were called to a property on Oaklands Road about 3.30am after reports that a house was on fire.
The fire was extinguished and a deceased person was found inside the premises.
A crime scene guard is in place and an arson chemist is expected to examine the site in the morning.
The cause of the blaze is yet to be determined.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 00 or file a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au