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A person missing after the fire at Bay of Plenty



Fire and Emergency NZ were called to the house on Mataatua Rd in Ruatahuna after 2am on Wednesday.

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Fire and Emergency NZ were called to the house on Mataatua Rd in Ruatahuna after 2am on Wednesday.

One person is missing and another was taken to hospital after a fire that destroyed a house near Te Urewera.

Fire and Emergency NZ were called to the house on Mataatua Rd in Ruatahuna after 2am on Wednesday, Murray Bannister of the Northern Fire and Emergency Switchboard NZ said.

The house is "completely burned" and a person is still to be found, Bannister said.

Six teams of firefighters, two water devices and two fire investigators remained at the scene at 7:30.

An ambulance picked up the fire and transported a patient to Rotorua Hospital with moderate injuries, a St. John spokeswoman said.

More to come.


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