A 41-year-old man has been arrested and charged with arson after fire destroyed a Rangiuru home.

The man will appear in the Tauranga District Court on Friday.

Emergency services were called to the McMeeking Rd property, Te Puke, shortly before 3.30pm on Monday.

A Maori trust owned the three-bedroom home. The fire also damaged a vehicle.

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It was believed three to five people lived in the house.