Man dies in suspicious sleepout fire

A male has died in a suspicious fire at a Northern Canterbury sleepout today, police say.

Emergency services were called to the blaze at the Kowai Street property in Leithfield Beach just before 9.15am, Inspector Murray Hurst from southern police communications said.

The sleepout was at the back of the garage on the property.

"Police are still on the scene. The fire's being treated as suspicious."

- Rebecca Quilliam of APNZ

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