Hamilton house fire: Police say one person unaccounted for after Fox Street fire

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Firefighters from across Hamilton rushed to the burning home just after 3am. File photo / Alex Cairns

A person is “unaccounted for” after a house fire in Hamilton early this morning.

Three people inside the house on Fox Street were able to escape but a fourth person is still unaccounted for a police spokeswoman confirmed.

The house was “fully engulfed” by fire and some neighbours had to be evacuated by police as a result of the 3.05am blaze.

A Fire and Emergency spokesperson said fighters from Hamilton, Chartwell and Te Rapa stations extinguished the fire by 4.10am, but one crew remained on the scene dampening down hotspots.


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The cause of the fire in the single storey home was not yet known.

Two fire investigators are at the scene this morning.


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