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Police release identity of man killed in east Auckland house fire

Police have released the identity of a man killed in an Auckland house fire on Tuesday night.

House fire in Cockle Bay, Auckland. Source: 1 NEWS

He was Wiremu Arapo, aged 27, of east Auckland.

Police say a karakia was performed at the Cockle Bay address yesterday by local kaumātua.

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Cockle Bay resident Gayleen Mackereth witnessed the blaze in Cockle Bay. Source: 1 NEWS

Police and Fire and Emergency NZ are not treating the fire as suspicious and the man's death will be referred to the coroner.