Body Found In Fire-Ravaged Home On NSW South Coast
The death toll of the bushfire crisis continues to grow, with another body found in a fire-damaged home in NSW.
NSW Police said human remains -- believed to be that of a man -- had been found in a home south-west of Moruya, on the state's south coast, on Friday.
The death toll from Australia's ongoing bushfire crisis stands above 30, with 25 in NSW alone, according to NSW Police.
"Officers from South Coast Police District attended a house on Bumbo Road, Bodalla, south-west of Moruya, earlier today (Friday 24 January 2020), after concerns were raised for the occupant after a bushfire impacted the area yesterday," police said in a statement.
"Officers located human remains in the home, which had been completely destroyed by fire."
"While the body has not yet been formally identified, it is believed to be that of the 59-year-old male occupant."
Police said detectives, police rescue and specialist forensic officers were currently on the scene and investigating.
It comes just hours after six volunteer firefighters were injured in the same area when their RFS water tanker rolled while they were battling a blaze near Mogo
Police say the NSW Rural Fire Service tanker was travelling north on the Princes Highway at Mogo on the NSW south coast when it veered off the road and rolled down an embankment.
All six crew members managed to free themselves from the vehicle and were treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries, including neck and back pain and lacerations.