Body found inside Upper Hunter home after house fire

Body found inside Merriwa home after house fire

A PERSON has died in a house fire in the Upper Hunter.

Emergency crews found the body of the person, who is yet to be formally identified, inside the burnt home at Merriwa on Wednesday.

It came after firefighters were called to a rural property on Mountain Station Road about 9.15am on August 12 following reports that a house was engulfed in flames.

Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW teams spent several hours putting out the blaze.

The body of a person was found inside the home after the fire was extinguished.

Police would not confirm on Wednesday afternoon whether the body belonged to a man or woman.

But, they are not treating the incident as suspicious.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.