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Fire destroys rural Taranaki property

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 19/12/2016

A rural property has burned to the ground in a fire in a remote area of south Taranaki.

Reports a person has died in the blaze have not been confirmed by either the fire service or police who both attended just after midday on Monday.

Fire Service communications spokesman Murray Dunbar told NZ Newswire crews were alerted to the blaze by a 111 call.

It's understood the property, on Okahutiria Road north of Waverley, is remote and has no close neighbours.

Police detectives are on scene while specialist fire investigators are expected to examine the scene on Tuesday to determine the cause.

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