Man dies in NSW bushfire after out-of-control blaze ravages Temagog
- Man’s body found on NSW north coast
- Body found following major fire
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A man’s body has been discovered after an out-of-control bushfire ravaged his property.
The remains were found by NSW Police at a property on Stony Creek Lane in Temagog, northern NSW, at 10.15pm on Monday.
Police found the body next to a bulldozer destroyed by bushfires.
Concerns existed over the 56-year-old’s welfare after he went missing earlier today.
A man’s body has been found after a large bushfire hit a property on Stony Creek Lane (pictured) in Temagog, on the NSW mid north coast, late Monday evening.
A NSW Police spokesperson said in a statement that the man was believed to have lived in the area, but has not yet been identified.
“Although the man has not yet been formally identified, it is believed he was a local landowner,” he said.
“A crime scene has been established and investigations continue into the circumstances of the incident.”
“A report will be prepared for the coroner. »
The fire broke out in the Willi Willi National Park and Boonanghi Nature Reserve, about 41km west of Kempsey.
The bushfires have burned more than 9,600 hectares of land.
The fire spread to several homes, including several properties in various parts of the NSW mid-north coast, including Willi Willi, Temagog, Willawarrin and Mungay Flat.
Police said the man had not yet been formally identified after his body was found next to a bulldozer at a property affected by the major fire.
Residents in the area were told it was too late to leave their homes Monday evening.
The fire has now been brought under control and authorities have urged residents in the area and surrounding properties to closely monitor conditions.