15 May 2015

One dead after Papamoa sleepout fire

9:06 am on 15 May 2015

One person is dead after a fire in a sleepout at a property in Papamoa, near Tauranga.

fire truck

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Firefighters were called to the property about 11.15pm last night.

A Fire Service spokesperson said, by the time they arrived, the sleepout was well-engulfed in flames.

No details about the person found dead inside have been released.

Fire investigators are returning to the scene later this morning.