At least one person is dead following a vehicle fire near
Palmerston North this afternoon.
Emergency services were called to the burning van on
Pohangina Valley East Rd, Ashhurst at about 4.30pm, said Fire
Service central communications manager Chris Dalton.
"There has been a fatality."
Police are investigating.
Few details were available about the incident, however Mr
Dalton said it appeared the van was well-involved in fire by
the time emergency staff arrived.
Police and ambulance also attended.