30 May 2012

Man electrocuted in fire

6:33 am on 30 May 2012

A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after he was electrocuted in a fire in Wairoa.

The Fire Service was called to the blaze on the first floor of a commercial building in central Wairoa at 12.45am on Wednesday.

The ambulance service says the man has burns to his back and smoke inhalation.

The first floor of the building was extensively damaged while shops on the ground floor have water damage.