A person has died in a fire at a house in Waitara in Taranaki.
The Fire Service was called to the property in East Beach Street at about 10pm yesterday and found the fire was well involved when they arrived, a spokeswoman said.
There was one fatality.
Fire safety officers will be at the property today.
It was initially not thought anyone was inside the single-storey property and only after the fire was largely extinguished was the body found, the Herald on Sunday reports.