An 80-year-old man has been found dead this morning after a house fire in Ruakaka, south of Whangarei.
The fire service was called to the house around 4:30am.
The man was located after the fire was put out.
Fire service investigators, police and the CIB are still at the scene and the cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
The man's identity will not be released until next of kin are notified.