Whanganui Police are investigating the death of a 32 year-old female who died in a house fire at approxiamately 1pm today (11 December 2012). The fire was at a residential address in Maxwell Avenue, Durie Hill, Whanganui.
The woman was the sole occupant of the house at the time. Police are investigating and the cause of the fire at this stage has yet to be determined. The Whanganui Fire Service is assisting in this investigation.
The deceased is survived by her partner and three children. Her details will not be released until next of kin has been informed.
The Whanganui Police would like to here from anyone who witnessed the fire or noticed anything suspicious in the area at the time. We encourage anyone who has any information to contact the Whanganui Police Station on (06) 349 0600 or alternatively Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.