Man charged with arson over fatal fire

3:51 pm on 11 November 2016

Police have charged an Auckland man in relation to a fatal house fire in the suburb of Mt Roskill earlier this week.

Police today named the victim of Tuesday's fire as 58-year-old Linda Winifred Edwards.

Fire investigators found Ms Edwards dead at the block of flats.

A 25-year-old man known to her has been charged with arson, and faces a charge of using a document.

Police said the cause of Ms Edward's death was still under investigation.

The man will reappear in the Auckland District Court on 14 November.