Body found in house after fire

News from NZ Police
Marlborough Police investigating a fire at a house on State Highway 1 at Waipapa Bay yesterday evening have found a body has been located in the rubble.

The body will be taken for a post mortem examination and formal identification. Police are not in a position to release a name at this stage.

The fire was reported about 8.30pm and was fully involved when emergency services arrived.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing.

Earlier news from NZ Police
Marlborough Police are investigating a fire at a house on State Highway 1 at Waipapa Bay yesterday evening. The fire was reported about 8.30pm and was fully involved when emergency services arrived. One occupant from the house is unaccounted for. A scene guard was in place overnight and Police and Fire Service investigators will begin their investigation today.

 

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