12 Feb 2013

Woman burned in explosion at house

7:34 am on 12 February 2013

A woman is in a critical condition after a house fire in Ruakaka, south of Whangarei.

The Fire Service was called to Tamure Place just after 8pm on Monday after receiving multiple calls from the neighbours who heard an explosion which shook their house.

A woman who was in the house was taken to Middlemore hospital in Auckland with burns to 70% of her body.

The cause of the fire is not known.