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Blenheim: fatal house fire

New Zealand Police Alert 3:00pm 18 Feb 2008 Tasman

Location of incident: Blenheim

Incident type: fatal house fire

DATE: 18 February 2008


Police have now released the names of the three men who died in a house fire in Elzy Street, Blenheim in the early hours of the morning on Thursday the 14th of February 2008.

They are:

John Francis AYERS, 53 years-old

John Lewis ROGAL, 43 years-old and

Daniel James REEVES, 23 years-old.

All three men were Blenheim residents.

Police completed the scene examination at the scene of the house fire on Friday evening.

The matter has been reported to the Coroner

The investigative team are beginning to form a view as to the cause of the fire but are awaiting further advice and reports from the experts engaged to assist with the examination of the scene.

The officer in charge of the investigation, Detective Sergeant Hamilton of the Blenheim CIB said, 'What is clear is that there are no suspicious circumstances in this case.'

Issued By: Inspector Warren Kemp


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