A man has suffered burns in a house fire in Papamoa.
A fire communications spokesman said firefighters were called to the house fire in Hartford Ave in Papamoa at 4.20pm.
The blaze was out on arrival so firefighters helped to ventilate the home of smoke and toxic fumes, the spokesman said.
One man was taken to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.
Firefighters had left the scene by 5.10pm.