UPDATE: 11.15am

Acting Inspector Wade Lee says little is known about the victim of a house fire which broke out in Maryborough on Thursday morning.

He said crews had difficulty accessing the scene because it was hot and dangerous. 

UPDATE: 11am

Incident Controller Mark Long has spoken at the scene of a fatal house fire in Maryborough.

He said triple-0 calls had been received about 7.54am on Thursday after smoke and flames were spotted coming from the home in Garden Street.

When they arrived, fire crews were confronted by a home that was well involved in flames.

Mr Long said smoke was billowing from the house.

He said the first priority was to search the home and locate anyone inside.

With no access via the front of the home because of the flames, crews went to the back of the home.

Mr Long confirmed a body had been found inside the home.

He was the cause of the fire was unknown at this time and was being investigated. 

Seven appliances and 18 crew members were at the scene battling the blaze, Mr Long said.

With the possibility of asbestos at the site, care would be taken at the scene, he said.

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UPDATE: 10am 

Fire crews at the scene of the fatal fire at Garden St had to rush from there to a separate fire at the Maryborough Recycling Centre on Ann St. Updates here

UPDATE: 9.27am

The body of a man has sadly been found in the home where a fire broke out in Maryborough on Thursday morning. 

Investigations are continuing. 

UPDATE: 9.04am 

Emergency services are tearing away the side walls of the charred shell of the home to gain access to the inside. 

The wall of the side of the charred home is being removed so emergency services can gain access.
The wall of the side of the charred home is being removed so emergency services can gain access. Carlie Walker

UPDATE: 8.49am

The roof of the home has collapsed and forensic investigators are on scene. 

Police tape has been set up around the perimeter. 

The roof collapsed at the home at Garden St, Maryborough
The roof collapsed at the home at Garden St, Maryborough Carlie Walker

EARLIER:

Firefighters are battling a major blaze at a home in Garden St, Maryborough.

The fire broke out just before 8am Thursday.

The fire can be seen raging from the street and large plumes of smoke are impacting the area.

More to come.



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