Investigation underway after house fire fatality

Police at the scene of the fatal fire. Photo: Gold FM Facebook.

One person has died following a house fire in Waihi today.

Fire crews were alerted of the fire at 10.42am and it has now been confirmed one person has passed away.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Neilson says a 63-year-old woman has died at a fire on Queen Street.

"Police are currently speaking to witnesses and completing a scene examination to determine the circumstances around the death."

Fire and Emergency New Zealand says Specialist Fire Investigators are now carrying out an investigation.

“No further information is available at this time,” reads the statement from Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

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