9 Dec 2011

Fatal fire not suspicious - police

8:02 pm on 9 December 2011

Waikato police say they are no longer treating as suspicious the death of a man in a house fire in the Hauraki Plains town of Netherton.

They say a post mortem has identified the cause of death and the matter will be referred to the Coroner.

Fire Service investigators have found the likely cause of the fire, which is also not considered suspicious.

The police say their priority now is to establish the identity of the victim so they can notify his family.