Police will prepare a report for the Coroner following a fatal fire in Lilydale this morning.
Emergency services were called to a house on Old Gippsland Road following reports several explosions were heard about 3am.
On arrival, crews found a bungalow at the rear of the main house was fully involved in fire.
CFA crews from Mt Evelyn, Lilydale, Coldstream, and Bayswater brigades responded.
The fire scene was declared under control just after 3:30am.
Sadly, a person who is yet to be formally identified died at the scene.
Police and fire investigators have established a crime scene. The circumstances surrounding the fire are yet to be determined.