One dead following Eaglehawk fire: Pictures, video


UPDATE, 8AM SATURDAY: The Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit has confirmed investigations continue into the death of a man at Eaglehawk last night.

It says the family of the man has been notified of his death.

UPDATE 8PM: Senior Sergeant Troy Hargadon says the death of a man at Eaglehawk tonight "doesn't seem to be suspicious". 

The CIU is investigating the circumstances of the incident, which occurred at 6.30pm. 

It is believed a man died after suffering fatal injuries in a bonfire. 

The deceased person is yet to be identified. 

Four CFA crews that extinguished the blaze have now left the scene; detectives remain at the house to further investigate the matter.

If you need immediate assistance or support, please contact Lifeline on 131114.

UPDATE 7.15PM: Police Media has confirmed one person has died following an incident at Church Street, Eaglehawk tonight. 

It is believed the person suffered fatal injuries in a bonfire at the backyard of the house.

The Crime Investigation Unit are currently on scene to determine the cause of death. 

Police, CFA and paramedics are also attending. 

EARLIER: The Crime Investigation Unit have been called to a fire at Church Street, Eaglehawk. 

Police, four CFA tankers and paramedics were called to the scene at 6.29pm today. 

Police have cordoned off a house in the street and are currently interviewing neighbours regarding the incident. 

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said paramedics were on scene, but two MICA vehicles had been cancelled. 

More to come. 


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