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Source: New Zealand Police (National News)

Following an investigation the fatal fire at a short term rental accommodation last week, is not believed to be suspicious.

Formal identification has now been completed, and Police can now name the victim of the fire.

She was Jirong Wang, 46, a Chinese national.

Police continue to work with the family through what is a very difficult time, this includes assisting them with organising the return of Mrs Wang’s body to China.

After an extensive scene examination and witness enquiries Police have concluded that the property did have fire precaution measures, including smoke alarms and fire extinguishers.

The death will be referred to the Coroner, and Police enquiries continue to ensure all relevant matters have been considered.


Issued by Police Media Centre