Southland fire victim named

  • 07/12/2015

The man killed in a fire at a western Southland hut has been named.

Nigel James Heron, 36, died in the blaze at the hut frequently by hunters near Tuatapere on Saturday afternoon.

The cause of the fire is unknown.

Two men were staying in the hut and one managed to escape.

The matter has been referred to the coroner.