There was no suspicious activity behind a fatal house fire in which one man died, police said today.

The man died in a blaze at his Petone, Hutt Valley, flat last Thursday.

Neighbours tried to save him, a local resident told NZME News Service.

Today, police said the matter would be referred to the coroner and police were awaiting a Fire Safety Officer's report.

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Local residents said a man moved in to the Hardham Cres property a few weeks ago and lived alone.