Emergency crews are at a large house fire in Castor Bay, on Auckland's North Shore, tonight.

Firefighters were called to Beach Road shortly after 7.30pm following reports of a blaze.

Northern fire communications spokesman Jaron Phillips said they had four trucks at the scene.

Too close for comfort: The photos show how close neighbouring properties are to the fire in Castor Bay Photo / Jo Ottey
Too close for comfort: The photos show how close neighbouring properties are to the fire in Castor Bay Photo / Jo Ottey

The house was derelict, he said, and no injuries had been reported.

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Phillips said the house was "well involved" and firefighters were working on protecting a neighbouring property, after reports the fire was endangering it.

"But we don't believe there's any danger to homes," he said.