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Body found after home goes up in flames near Rockingham

An investigation is underway after a body was discovered during a house fire in Cooloongup near Rockingham this morning.

Firefighters were called to the blaze on Mariner Place near Mataitai Loop about 6am.

Crews from Rockingham arrived to find the home fully engulfed by flames which took 45 minutes to put out.

After gaining access to the house, firefighters found a man’s body inside.

Its understood the property was also home to a number of dogs which escaped unharmed.

City of Rockingham Rangers were called in to assist the animals.

Its understood a number of dogs were at the property and escaped uninjured. Photo: Tex Reeks.

An investigation is now underway as Homcide and Arson Squad officers work to piece together what happened.

Mariner Place is expected to be closed for most of the day.

More information as it comes to hand.

Tex Reeks

Texas (Tex) Reeks is a video journalist and national award-winning news photographer. Reeks' dedication and commitment to local news media and telling stories has seen him build an extensive portfolio in Western Australia's news industry from a young age. Writing online stories and covering news events for Perth's mainstream media networks, Reeks, has covered and broken some of WA's biggest breaking news stories including shark attacks, police manhunts, plane crashes, major crime investigations, and major political incidents. Reeks' interest and knowledge in criminology and policing results in his focus on crime and court stories.
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