UPDATED: a person has been found dead at a home in Ngunnawal following an early morning house fire on Wednesday.

Emergency crews were called to the property on Paul Coe Crescent where they fount the home well alight.

Nearby residents were evacuated as a precaution, the unit suffered significant damage as a result of the blaze.

The scene was handed over to ACT Policing where officers weren’t able to initially access the home due to safety concerns about the stability of the structure.

Police located the body after gaining access to the house.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated and a report is being prepared for the Coroner.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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