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Human remains found during Swansea house fire investigation

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A Tasmania Fire Service fire truck. Image / Pulse

Forensic investigators have discovered human remains today inside a home that was completely destroyed by fire on the state’s east coast two days ago.

The home on Gordon Street in Swansea went up in flames just after 9am on Wednesday morning.


The house was fully engulfed when police and Tasmania Fire Service crews arrived a short time later.

Police had been ‘unable to contact’ the resident of the property following the fire, with further scene examinations conducted on Friday uncovering what investigators believe to be the individual.

“The cause of the fire is at this stage undetermined and investigations at the property are continuing,” police said.

Tasmania Fire Service fire truck at night. Image / Pulse (File)

“Formal identification has not yet been conducted, but it is believed the deceased is the resident of the house.”

A report will now be prepared for the coroner as investigations continue.

Cause of fire that completely destroyed Swansea house under investigation


10:25am, Friday March 1: The cause of a fire that completely destroyed a house on Tasmania’s east coast is currently under investigation by police.

The home on Gordon Street in Swansea went up in flames just after 9am on Wednesday morning.

Firefighters found the property fully engulfed when they arrived at the scene.

Authorities say they have so far been “unable to contact” the resident of the property.

“The cause of the fire is undetermined and specialist resources are being used to conduct further scene examinations today,” police said.

“Anyone with information should contact Swansea Police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers … You can stay anonymous.”

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