Elderly man killed in Gisborne house fire named

Police have released the name of an elderly man who died in a house fire north of Gisborne on Friday.

Ronald Russell Allison, 88, lived alone in the house at Puha, about 35km from Gisborne.

His home was destroyed in the blaze, which began early on Friday.

A post-mortem examination had been completed on Mr Allison's body but the final results would not be available for some time, Detective Sergeant Steve Smith of Gisborne police said.

Investigations into the fire were continuing.


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