Firefighters have rescued a baby who was trapped under a deck in West Auckland this afternoon.

The 18-month-old crawled under the low deck of a Te Atatu house where his mother wasn't able to reach him and she started to worry about rubble and wiring.

When a fire crew from Titirangi arrived, a firefighter crawled under the deck to be with the baby while others used their hand tools to lift up a section of the deck so the infant could be lifted out.

St John ambulance paramedics checked him out in case, but the boy was fine, said station officer Peter Cranwell.

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"It was a happy ending."