Emergency crews responding to fatal house fire, Avondale

Police can confirm that one person has died following a house fire in Avondale overnight.

Emergency services were notified of the fire on Blockhouse Bay Road just after midnight.

Surrounding residents were evacuated as a precaution and sadly one person was located deceased inside the property.

Police are currently working with Fire and Emergency NZ investigators to determine the cause of the fire.

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