A Turangi man has been flown to Waikato Hospital after suffering burns to his face and body after a fire at his Turangi home.
The man was asleep when his home became engulfed in flames early this morning.
The 65-year-old was woken by another person in the house, and the two of them then helped another occupant escape the fire from the Te Hei Place property.
A hospital spokesperson says the man is in a serious condition and is undergoing surgery today.
Fire investigators were at the scene this morning and are working to determine the cause of the fire.
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