NSW bushfire death toll rises again as remains found in burnt out home

The remains of a human body have been found in a burnt out house on the NSW’s south coast where fires once again raged yesterday.

The horrifying discovery takes the state’s bushfire death toll to 25.

NSW Police said officers found the remains Friday morning at a home south-west of Moruya. Concerns were raised for the resident after a bushfire impacted the area on Thursday.

Detectives, police rescue and specialist forensic officers are currently on scene with the NSW Rural Fire Service, NSW police said in a statement shortly after 6:30pm Friday.

A crime scene has been established.

The body has yet to be identified and inquiries are continuing. However the remains are believed to be of the home’s 59-year-old male occupant.

A man uses a water hose to battle a fire near Moruya, earlier in January. Source: AAP

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