One person dead in Ruatahuna house fire

One person has died in a house fire in Mataatua Road, Ruatahuna overnight.  Emergency services were notified of the fire at around 2am. 

One other person from the house was taken to hospital in a moderate condition. 

Police are working at the scene today, along with Fire and Emergency New Zealand, to determine the cause of the fire. 

Police are unable to provide any information regarding the deceased person until the formal identification process has been completed.