Person dead after shed fire



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A witness has described hearing an explosion from a shed in Hoon Hay, where a body was found on Thursday morning.

The incident happened at an address in Tankerville Rd at about 8.00am.

Justine Morrison, who lives next door to the property, said she heard a loud “horrible” explosion moments before a shed burst into flames.

“It was a wall of inferno and smoke billowing everywhere,” she said.

She heard many of the surrounding neighbours scream with fright.

Neighbours quickly came to the aid of an elderly person, whose fence was threatened by fire, dousing it with water.

The street was shut down after the incident and is now down to one lane.

A decontamination unit is on site.

Detective Sergeant Michael Freeman said inquiries were ongoing, but confirmed a body was found.