Person dies a month after suffering burns in Turangi house fire

A person has succumbed to injuries suffered more than a month ago in a central North Island house fire.

A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesperson said the victim was taken to hospital after a blaze broke out in a home in Hingaia St, Turangi, on January 5.

Emergency services were called to the residential property at 7.10pm.

“An individual suffered burns, taken to hospital, and has passed away this morning,” said the spokesperson.

An investigation is ongoing into the cause of the fatal fire.

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