1 Jul 2009

Fatal fire not suspicious

1:37 pm on 1 July 2009

Police in South Auckland say a fatal house fire in Otahuhu was not suspicious.

The Fire Service was called out to a unit in an area of pensioner housing in High St at 11.40pm on Tuesday.

A number of elderly people were treated for smoke inhalation.

Police say they may have to wait for a post-mortem to formally identify the dead man, due to the condition of his body.