POLICE are investigating the circumstances leading-up to a house fire in Guyra which claimed the life of a 60-year-old man on the weekend.
Just after 4pm on Friday Guyra firefighters were called to the scene on Falconer Street after reports of a shed a light in south of town.
The shed was fully alight once crews got to the scene and after a number of a small of explosions were heard a crew from Armidale was sent to assist.
Firefighters quickly dealt with the fire but, unfortunately, a man living in the structure could not be saved.
A post-mortem examination will be conducted this week to determine cause of death and establish formal identification; however, police are investigating if the body is that of the 60-year-old man who lived in the home.
Inquiries by officers from New England Police District continue, and the cause of the fire is still to be determined.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or online.