A house is on fire in Taumata Pl in Hairini.

Fire northern communications shift manager Jaron Phillips said the house was well involved with fire when the first crews arrived.

"Initial reports were the bottom storey was on fire. There were people in the house at the time but everyone has managed to escape."

Mr Phillips said there were three crews at the fire.

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"It has been contained, the crews are just carrying out salvage and ventilation."