Fire crews are the scene of a house fire in Westport this evening.

A spokeswoman for the NZ Fire Service said they were called to Russell St at 5.30pm after receiving multiple reports of a large house fire on the street.

"It was a well-involved,'' she said.

"We had three pumps in attendance and now they're working at dampening things down."

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It was not known whether anyone was home at the time, but the spokeswoman said no one had been taken to hospital.