One dead after fire at elderly care facility

A person has died as a result of a fire at an elderly care facility in Putaruru.

Emergency services were called to the facility at around 3:30pm yesterday.

Westpac Air Ambulance transported the person, who was at the time in a critical condition, to Waikato Hospital where they have since died.

The fire is currently not being treated as suspicious.

- Newstalk ZB

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