Police name father and son killed in house fire

9:19 am on 29 May 2021

A father and son were the two victims of a house fire in in Coatesville, north of Auckland, earlier this week.

Phoenix Lee Cairo Roycroft and his father, Lee Daniel Roycroft died in a house fire in north Auckland.

Phoenix Lee Cairo Roycroft and Lee Daniel Roycroft. Photo: NZ Police

Police have named Phoenix Lee Cairo Roycroft,13, and his father, Lee Daniel Roycroft, 42, as the two people who died at the scene on Tuesday.

In a statement, the family said they were devastated by the deaths.

"Phoenix was a cheeky, loveable and typical 13-year-old boy who loved skateboarding and gaming. He was popular amongst his school friends and had a strong bond with his nana.

"Lee was a hardworking and respected member of the local community who loved his music and was talented on the guitar and piano."