House fire victim fights for life

JENNA LYNCH
Last updated 20:43 09/04/2013

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One person has died and another is fighting for their life after a house fire in Tokoroa tonight.

The Fire Service was called to the Dalmeny Street property at about 6.30pm.

Police said a man had also been taken to Waikato Hospital with what were believed to be serious burns, while the body of a second person had been located inside the house. The sex of this person was yet to be determined.

Fire communications shift manager Dallas Ramsay said they had received multiple calls about the fire, and upon arrival the house was ‘‘well involved in flames’’.

Ramsay said fire investigators would carry out an investigation with police to determine the cause of the fire.

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