29 Jun 2010

Elderly man dies in hospital after house fire

1:56 pm on 29 June 2010

An 84-year-old man who was rescued from a house fire in Napier has died in Hawke's Bay hospital from his injuries.

Three fire crews attended the fire just after 11.30pm on Monday.

The Fire Service says the blaze badly damaged the house. The cause has not yet been established.

The man's wife was also admitted to hospital, and later discharged.