Monday, 21 September 2015 - 8:28pm |

House fire in Swanson Road, Ranui

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At 5.15pm this evening Police were called to a block of 8 residential units on Swanson Road.

A fire had broken out in a room inside one of the units. There were a number of people in the property at the time.

A man aged in his sixties collapsed outside on the driveway of the property. Despite extensive efforts by St John staff he could not be revived and sadly, died at the scene. It is not known at this stage whether his death was a direct result of the fire or whether another factor such as a fall or medical condition has caused it.

A young boy and a man aged in his twenties were both taken to Waitakere Hospital in a moderate condition. 

The scene will be guarded overnight and when there is sufficient daylight, Waitakere CIB officers will conduct a scene examination with the Fire Service.

No further information is expected to be released tonight.


Beth Bates/Waitemata Police