Police find body at the scene of tractor fire in Northland’s Kaiwaka

Police have recovered a body after a fire in Kaiwaka on Wednesday afternoon.

A spokesperson for Fire and Emergency NZ said that crews were called to reports of a house fire around 12.50. When they arrived a car, a tractor and a house were all on fire.

At this stage, police are treating the death as “unexplained”.

A neighbour on the street said he had seen a small fire and some smoke.

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“It wasn’t a big fire, but it could have been worse because it was close to a house.”

He said there was still a police presence at the property.

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A police spokesperson said a post-mortem examination was expected to take place in coming days, and police were working with Fire and Emergency to find out what had caused the fire.

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