One person has been found dead after a "smouldering" fire was seen coming from a bedroom in Orewa, just north of Auckland, last night.

Fire services were called to the Milton Street property about 8pm after smoke was seen coming from a bedroom, a fire service spokesman said.

One person was found dead at the scene.

"It was only a smouldering fire, it wasn't a big one, I think someone just saw smoke coming out of the window," the spokesman said.

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No one else was injured in the fire.

Fire safety officers and police would be at the property this morning.