Firefighters have found adult human remains in NSW bushland.

– With AAP

Human remains have been found in bushland on the NSW mid-north coast, four hours’ drive north of Sydney.

A Rural Fire Service crew made the gruesome discovery about 6am on Thursday on Yarratt Road after they put out a small fire in the Yarratt State Forest near Taree, police said.

The remains are believed to be those of an adult and a crime scene has been established.

There are no recent reports of anyone missing in the area and investigators are checking lists of long-term missing persons, the Daily Mail reports.

A post-mortem will be conducted to identify the body and determine a cause of death, police said.

The body was found in an area 45 mins drive away from where three-year-old William Tyrrell disappeared from his foster grandmother’s home in Kendall in September 2014.

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