11 Oct 2010

Fatal house fire in Whanganui

3:48 pm on 11 October 2010

An elderly person is dead after a house fire in Whanganui.

Police and fire officers were called to the house in the suburb of Aramaho at 8.15am on Monday.

Senior Fire Officer Doug Bennet says a neighbour tried to contain the fire with a garden hose, so the fire was contained quickly once the crews arrived.

He says the fire started in the bedroom and the cause is still being investigated.