ONE person has died after a fire ripped through a house on Monday morning.
Fire crews and police are still on scene of the fatal blaze in Museum Street in Tingha, near Inverell.
New England police confirmed one person had died in the fire, but investigations into the cause of the blaze are still continuing.
The blaze broke out about 8am when authorities were alerted to flames leaping from the house.
Fire crews including Fire and Rescue NSW and Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers rushed to the scene, along with ambulance paramedics and local police.
"The deceased person was located inside the premises," New England Detective Inspector Roger Best said.
"The investigation is in its infancy, and the circumstances surrounding the fire are being investigated.
"What I can say that is investigations are being hampered by structural damage at the scene, and at this point it's unsafe for investigators to get access to the site."
Investigations are continuing but a report will now be prepared for the coroner.
More to come.
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