19 Jul 2015

Elderly woman killed in house fire

11:13 am on 19 July 2015

Fire and police investigators are working to find out what caused a fatal house fire in the Auckland suburb of Mount Wellington early this morning.

An elderly woman died in the blaze.

Firefighters were called to the property, in the Aranui Rd area, at 2.45am.

There was substantial damage to the property and crews had to protect neighbouring houses because of high wind.

The Fire Service said it received many calls about the blaze.