Authorities have recovered the body of an 86-year-old man from a house fire at Lightning Ridge in the state’s north-west.
Emergency services were called at 10am on Thursday to a home on Lorne Road that was well alight.
Police found the body after the blaze was extinguished.
Officers from the Central North Police District have established a crime scene and carried out a forensic examination.
“An investigation into the fire is underway; however, it’s not believed to be suspicious,” police said.
Police will be preparing a report for the coroner.