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Woman died after unit fire on the Northern Beaches

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 01:00:50 AM

Police are investigating the circumstance surrounding a fire on the Northern Beaches overnight.

Emergency services were called to a unit block on Lagoon Street, Narrabeen about 10pm last night (Tuesday 7 March 2017), following reports of a fire in a unit.

Upon arrival, officers found the unit well alight, and the blaze was extinguished by Fire & Rescue NSW.

The body of a 79-year-old woman was located inside the unit.

Officers from Northern Beaches Local Area Command have launched an investigation into the circumstance surrounding the fire.

A crime scene was established which will be examined by forensic officers.

The fire is not being treated as suspicious.

A report outlining the circumstance of the woman death will be prepared for the information of the coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.