Matthew Backhouse

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Elderly man critically injured in Lower Hutt house fire

Photo / File / Wayne Drought
Photo / File / Wayne Drought

An elderly man was critically injured in a house fire in Lower Hutt last night.

Firefighters were called to the blaze on Horoeka St in Stokes Valley about 11pm yesterday, Fire Service central communications shift manager Murray Dunbar said.

The house was extensively damaged in the fire.

A man in his 80s was taken to Hutt Hospital in a critical condition, an ambulance communications spokesman said.

- APNZ

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