Police have released the name of a woman who died in a house
fire in Wanganui on Tuesday.
Ellen Marie Newland, 32 was the sole occupant of the house on
Maxwell Ave, Durie Hill, which caught fire sometime before
Detective Sergeant Phil Taylor said the cause of the fire had
been established as an electrical fault.
"This is a tragedy for Ellen's family and our thoughts are
with them during this difficult and painful time," he said.
Police and the Fire Service are continuing their
investigation and the matter has been referred to the