A woman has died in a caravan fire that has left a "close-knit" NSW Central Coast caravan park community shaken.
Police have established a crime scene and are investigating the cause of the blaze, which destroyed the van in which a couple in their 50s are believed to have been living for between three and six months.
Firefighters were called to Homeland Caravan Park in Wadalba just after 8pm on Monday to find a raging fire already well underway.
The woman's body was found inside the van and the man, who was found outside, was taken to Gosford Hospital suffering minor burns to his hands, shock and smoke inhalation, police said.
Village manager Alex Orr said the initial caravan was completely destroyed and a second van was also damaged. He praised the "exceptional" emergency service workers who stopped the fire spreading further.
He said all the residents of the "close-knit" community were "pretty rattled" by the tragic incident.
"Both our residents and all of our staff and family here at Homeland are pretty saddened to hear the news and — tragic, tragic thing to occur — and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families involved," he said.
"Clearly, this is going to be a rough time for them."
Mr Orr said "easily 50" people were involved in putting out the blaze, which was still shooting flames 10–15m in the air when he arrived.
"It was probably worse before I got there but at that stage it was all but you know, five minutes later it was out," he said.
Officers from Tuggerah Lakes are still investigating.