Police investigate Croydon fatal house fire

Arson Squad detectives will investigate following a fatal house fire in Croydon around 4am.

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A Metropolitan Fire Brigade Rescue Unit. PHOTO: Ashley Geelan
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Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) responded to several calls of a house in Lusher Road, Croydon with fire trucks arriving within 4 minutes.

By the time firefighters arrived the single-storey brick veneer home was well alight making entry difficult.

Fire-fighters from both FRV and CFA wearing breathing apparatus worked together to knock the fire down and enter the 20sq. m home.

The body of a man, still to be formally identified, was found in the house while a second man, also an occupant of the house, was not injured and taken to hospital for observation.

The fire was declared under control at 04:17am, 37 minutes after the first call was received.

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Police and FRV Fire Investigators are treating the fire as suspicious with a crime scene established and arson chemist attending the site this morning to assist determining the cause of the fire.

Investigators urge anyone who witnessed the incident or with information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.

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