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One Dead Following Ōpōtiki House Fire

One person has died following a house fire in Ōpōtiki overnight.

Emergency services were called to the address on Bridge Street about 2.20am.

Three crews from Ōpōtiki attended the fire - which was said to be well-involved upon arrival.

"The single-story dwelling was fully engulfed, and a man was located deceased at the scene," a Police spokesperson says.

"The single-story home was 12m x 8m in size," a Fire and Emergency spokesperson says.

Fire & Emergency note, a fire investigator is now looking into the blaze.

Police enquiries into the cause of the fire are also underway.

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