27 Dec 2012

Hospital: burned woman serious, but stable

8:29 pm on 27 December 2012

A Hawke's Bay woman, aged 42, who suffered severe burns to much of her body in a fire on Christmas Day remains in a serious but stable condition in Middlemore Hospital.

Emergency services were called to the fire at the Whakatu address at about 7pm on Christms Day.

Her partner, aged 49, suffered burns to his hands and arms and is in a stable condition in Hawke's Bay hospital in Hastings.

The police say a full investigation is under way and some items have been taken from the house for forensic tests.