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Friday, 17 January 2020 - 8:57pm |

Name release - fatal house fire, Christchurch

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Police can now name the man who died in a house fire on Shaw Avenue in Christchurch on Monday 13 January.

He was 50-year-old Karl Frederick Blackett, of Christchurch.

Police extends its condolences to his loved ones.


Issued by Police Media Centre