10 Nov 2009

Man dead after falling into fire

10:00 pm on 10 November 2009

An elderly man has been found dead on a lifestyle block north of Auckland after falling into a small controlled fire.

The 79-year-old was found by a family member who alerted emergency services in Hatfields Beach just after 5pm on Tuesday.

Police believe the man had been attending to a small fire he had lit earlier.

His death has been referred to the Coroner.