Two dead in Dunedin blaze believed to be couple

Two people have died in a house fire in Dunedin this morning. 

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The early morning fire ripped through the Wesley St home.

A neighbour told 1NEWS a man believed to be in his 40s and his partner in her 30s were those who died. 

The early morning fire ripped through the Wesley St home. Source: 1 NEWS

It was also reported a third resident was in the front of the house but managed to escape with assistance of a neighbour. 

A fire spokesperson confirmed the double fatality, saying they were called at 5.15am from a neighbouring property in the south of the city.

They arrived to the property and said crews could see the glow in the night sky from the flames.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand were called to the fire just after 5am. Source: 1 NEWS

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