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Body Found Following Suspicious House Fire Identified

UPDATE | Police can confirm the human remains found following a house fire at Lakes Creek as that of 47-year-old man Mark Peterson.

The remains were identified during a forensic examinations.

Police said Mark was a resident of the home that was burnt down.

Circumstances of the fire are still being investigated.

There is no further information available at this time.

EARLIER | Forensics Officers will return to a home in Lakes Creek on Friday, after human remains were discovered in the shell of the burnt out home on Thursday.  

Emergency services were called to the address on Hill Street at around 2:30AM.

After the fire was brought under control emergency services located human remains inside the house.

Police are yet to confirm the identity or gender of the person.

A crime scene was declared with fire investigators and forensic officers to return to the scene on Friday.  

EARLIER | Human remains have been discovered inside the burnt out shell of a home in Lakes Creek on Thursday.  

Emergency services were called to the address on Hill Street at around 2:30am following reports of a home on fire.

After the fire was brought under control emergency services located human remains inside the house.

Police have yet to confirm the identity or gender of the person.

A crime scene has been declared with fire investigators and forensic officers expected to attend the scene today.

The fire is considered suspicious.  

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EARLIER | A house has gone up in flames at Lakes Creek.  

Three fire crews were called to a property on Hill Street at 2.29AM on Thursday.

Crews said they could see the glow from the fire from quite a distance away.  

The two storey home was engulfed in flames when they arrived, with the blaze brought under control by 3:40AM.  

Paramedics checked one person, they weren't injured.  

Two crews remain at the scene on Thursday and are dampening down hot spots.  

Police are on scene and a fire investigator will head out to comb through the wreckage on Thursday.  

By Michelle Price