Fatal house fire - North Willoughby

Saturday, 18 November 2023 08:56:22 PM

A body has been located following a house fire on Sydney’s North Shore today.

About 9.30am (Saturday 18 November 2023), emergency services were called to Hollywood Crescent, North Willoughby, after reports of a house fire.

Fire and Rescue NSW attended and extinguished the blaze; however, the two-storey home was destroyed.

A firefighter was injured trying to access the property and was taken to hospital for treatment.

During a search of the home this evening, a body was located inside. The person is yet to be formally identified.

Officers attached to North Shore Police Area Command have established a crime scene which will be forensically examined.

An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the fire; however, the cause is not yet known.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information into the incident or dashcam footage is urged to call police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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