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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

One person has died in a house fire in Whakatāne this morning.
 
Emergency services were called to the property on Tuhoe Avenue at around 5.30am.
 
Further details regarding the deceased cannot be provided until formal identification and next of kin notifications have taken place.
 
The cause of the fire is unclear at this stage. Police will be working at the scene today with FENZ investigators.
 
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Issued by Police Media Centre.

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