House fire claims two lives

TWO men are believed to have died in an early-morning house fire at New Norfolk. Police, fire and ambulance units from New Norfolk, Magra, Bridgewater and Hobart attended the incident in Andrews St, which police have declared a crime scene.

Volunteer officers from the New Norfolk and Magra fire brigades discovered two bodies in the house after extinguishing the blaze at about 3.50am. The surrounding area including houses across the street was closed-off by police and forensic officers were on the scene at about 4.30am.

In attendance were 21 members of the New Norfolk and Magra fire brigades, a paramedic and two volunteers from the New Norfolk Ambulance Station, and several police from Bridgewater and Hobart.

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