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Source: New Zealand Police (District News)

Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Dalzell, Northland Police

One person has sadly died following a house fire at a property on Taemaro Road, Taemaro Bay, in the Far North overnight.

Emergency services were alerted about 10.30pm last night.

Police can now confirm a woman and the only occupant of the home, aged 72, has died.

Police are working to establish the circumstances around her death and are currently conducting a scene examination along with Fire and Emergency investigators. 

A post-mortem is expected be carried out today.

While our enquiries are in their very early stages, the death is not being treated as suspicious.

ENDS 

Adriana Weber/NZ Police

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