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Elderly man found dead after fire in Wainuiomata flat

News from NZ Police
Emergency services were called to a fatal house fire in Burden Grove, Wainuiomata at about 2am this morning.

The fire was in a single flat in a complex of six. It was well involved upon the arrival of the fire crews and the flat was extensively damaged.

When the fire was extinguished, searchers found the body of a man, believed to be the sole elderly occupant.

Police and fire staff will be examining the scene this morning to determine the cause of the fire.