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Post-mortem completed after fatal fire in Titahi Bay house

News from NZ Police
Police are continuing their investigation to determine the order of events leading up to the fatal fire early on Sunday morning in Dimock Street, Titahi Bay. A post-mortem was completed last night and Police are considering the results.

Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson says “At this stage, further investigation is required. A full scene examination has been completed and has been able to confirm that the fire started inside the house. The focus of our investigation remains on building a full picture of the circumstances surrounding the fire.”

Police met the family of Kamira Rangimoeakau this afternoon to update them on the progress of the investigation.

News from NZ Police – August 24
A man died in a house fire in Titahi Bay early this morning. He was Kamira Rangimoeakau, 57, known as Kam Rangi. The Fire Service were called to the house in Dimock Street shortly before 1a.m.

They were called by a neighbour who heard glass breaking and shouting from inside.

The house was fully engulfed in fire by the time of their arrival.

Whilst putting out the blaze, the Fire Officers discovered a body in the house, which was secured for a forensic examination in the morning.

Police, ESR scientists and Fire Safety officers have spent the day conducting a scene examination. At this stage police do not consider the fire to have been suspicious.

A post mortem is expected to be conducted tomorrow morning