Second Body Located After House Fire At Lake Macquarie

A second body has been located during a search of a unit destroyed by fire at Teralba earlier in the week.

About 4.10am on Thursday 29 February 2024, emergency services were a called to a unit block on Railway Street, Teralba, after reports of a fire.

Fire and Rescue NSW crews worked to extinguish the blaze; however, the unit sustained significant damage.

Officers from Lake Macquarie Police District and the State Crime Command’s Arson Unit attended and have commenced inquiries into the incident.

A body – yet to be formally identified – was located following an initial search of the unit.

Yesterday (Friday 1 March 2024), following a continued search of the unit – a second body – yet to be formally identified – was located.

Structural assessments continue to be made on the unit to ensure the structure is sound before forensic examination can continue.

Inquiries into the cause of the fire are ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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