One dead in Upper Hutt fire

Last updated 23:12 08/12/2013
Flat in Trentham
JOJO NEON STARR
DEADLY INFERNO: Smoke from the fire in Trentham that killed one man.

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A person has been found dead following a fire in a block of flats in Trentham.

The fire on Merton St, Trentham was reported at 8.07pm.

One person was confirmed dead inside the house, police said.

Investigators and police were at the scene tonight, fire communications spokesman Mike Wanoa said.

The cause of the fire was not yet known, nor were any details about the dead person.

A scene guard would be in place overnight so a forensic examination could be carried out in the morning.

Witness Angie Bunn said she heard sirens and looked out her window to see a pall of smoke, with fire engines and police everywhere.

‘’It was out of control,’’ she said.

About 40 people watched from the street as the fire service battled the blaze, she said.

‘‘They were saying there was still a person inside. Fire is a horrible thing, I really feel for the family involved.’’

Meanwhile a dairy caught on fire in the Wairarapa town of Featherston at about 8:15pm last night.

It was well alight when the Fire Service arrived. The cause of that fire was also being investigated.

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