A person has died in a single vehicle crash in Waikato this morning, police say.

The crash occurred about 3am on State Highway 30, near Templeview, west of Hamilton.

The person died at the scene and police are working to find and inform their family.

A Northern Fire communications spokesman said the vehicle crashed into a power pole and caught fire.

The police serious crash unit are investigating and cordons are in place on SH39 and Koromatua Rd, north of the crash, and Tuhikaramea Rd and SH 39 south of the scene.

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Police have asked for motorists to avoid the area if possible.