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Fire scene bones not human remains: police

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 20/12/2016

Investigations are continuing into a Taranaki house fire and police say an earlier report that person had died in the incident is incorrect.

They say some bones found at the scene on Tuesday were initially through to be human, but have been confirmed as the remains of an animal.

The fire on Monday destroyed a house on Okahutiria Road, at Waverley, and police say they are still trying to find the owner.

On Wednesday, they plan to conduct a forensic search of the property and also complete a search of the surrounding bush area.

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