9 Apr 2013

Fatal house fire in Tokoroa

9:05 pm on 9 April 2013

One person is dead and another has been injured in a house fire in the Waikato town of Tokoroa.

The Fire Service says the blaze began just before 7pm on Tuesday at a property in Dalmeny Street.

A northern communications centre spokesperson, Dallas Ramsay, says the house was alight when crews arrived.

Mr Ramsay says crews and a fire safety investigator remain at the scene.

Police say they are not sure if the dead person is a man or a woman.

They say a man has been taken to Waikato Hospital suffering serious burns.