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Emergency services were at the scene of a large house fire in Waihī this morning.
Police received reports at around 10.30 am of the fire. The incident occurred on Queen Street.
Officers and fire crew were sent to assess and evacuate any possible victims involved but sadly they later confirmed that a 63-year-old woman had died in the well-involved fire.
A St John spokesperson said to thisquality that one ambulance and fire unit attended the scene.
The blaze has now been fully contained but investigators are working to determine the cause of how it started.
A complete scene examination will occur to find out more information around the circumstances of the woman's death.
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