Police continue fire death investigation

TALIA SHADWELL
Last updated 17:08 26/08/2014

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Police are continuing their investigation into a man's death in a Porirua house fire.

Fifty seven-year-old Kamira Rangimoeakau, known as Kam Rangi, died in the blaze at his Titahi Bay home early on Sunday.

Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson said police are still considering the results of an autopsy carried out over the last two days.

"We are determining the exact order of events leading up to the fire. A full scene examination has been completed which determined that the fire did start inside the house."

Ferguson said the police scene examination found there were accelerants present in the house but he could not say at this stage what they were. 

The investigation continued, Ferguson said.

"We are open minded as with any investigation into a death and the objective at this stage is determine the exact circumstances."

The family has been updated on the progress of the investigation, police said.

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