One dead in house fire near Whakatane

  • 16/03/2016
One dead in house fire near Whakatane

One person has been killed in a farm cottage fire in the Bay of Plenty.

Four fire crews attended the blaze at Poroporo, south of Whakatane, just after midnight today where they were informed that a person, believed to be a man, may be inside the farmhouse.

After extinguishing the fire, a body was found in the lounge room.

The house had been completely gutted.

Fire and police investigators will be examining the scene today.

NZN