30 Oct 2009

Fatal Wellington fire accidental

7:08 pm on 30 October 2009

The police say a fire at a residential care home in Wellington where a body was found on Friday morning was accidental.

The Fire Service located the body of a 42 year old man at the home in Newtown just before 9am.

Detective Senior Sergeant Paul Borrell says the fire started in a bedroom, but was contained quickly by firefighters before it could spread.

He says residents should be able to return to the home on Friday evening.

A post mortem examination will be performed on Saturday.

In August, a 37 year old man died in the same building on Mansfield Street after an assault.