Inquiries are continuing after a fatal house fire in Whakatāne.
Emergency services were called to the property on Tuhoe Ave about 5.30am yesterday.
Police said in a statement this morning, while formal identification was yet to take place, they believed the deceased was a 47-year-old man who lived at the property.
A post mortem would be carried out today.
Initial indications were the fire was not suspicious however a scene guard remained in place at the property until a scene examination was complete.