Body found after housefire

A body has been found after a housefire in Barnsley overnight.

Emergency services were called to Macquarie Street, Barnsley, after a neighbour noticed a house on fire about 11.15pm (Monday 8 April 2019).

Fire & Rescue NSW officers discovered the body after they extinguished the blaze about midnight.

Police have been told a 23-year-old man lived in the home; he has not been accounted for.

A post-mortem examination will be conducted to confirm identity of the deceased as well as the cause of death.

Due to the extensive structural damage to the building, a crime scene guard was established overnight and specialist investigators will begin their examination later this morning (Tuesday 9 March 2019).

As a consequence, the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Inquiries are continuing.