South Coast bushfires: Body found at Bodalla home destroyed by fire

NSW Police have confirmed a body has been found in a home destroyed by bushfire at Bodalla. File image
NSW Police have confirmed a body has been found in a home destroyed by bushfire at Bodalla. File image

NSW Police have confirmed a body has been found in a home destroyed by bushfire at Bodalla.

A police spokesperson said South Coast Police District officers attended a house on Bumbo Road, Bodalla, south-west of Moruya, earlier on Friday, January 24, after concerns were raised for the occupant.

Bushfire came through the area on Thursday.

"Officers located human remains in the home, which had been completely destroyed by fire," the spokesperson said.

"Detectives, police rescue and specialist forensic officers are currently on scene with the NSW Rural Fire Service, and a crime scene has been established.

"While the body has not yet been formally identified, it is believed to be that of the 59-year-old male occupant."

Inquiries are continuing and a report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Police say twenty-five people have now died in the bushfire emergency affecting NSW.

As the bushfire emergency continues, people are urged to obey direction of emergency services and to monitor the Rural Fire Service NSW website www.rfs.gov.au and www.livetraffic.com for road closures.

Emergency services are also reminding the community not to contact Triple Zero (000) unless there is an emergency

This story Body found at Bodalla home destroyed by fire first appeared on Bay Post-Moruya Examiner.

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