Police and the Fire Service are at a West Auckland cemetery tonight following reports a car within the grounds is on fire.

Emergency crews were called to Waikumete Cemetery - one of the largest cemeteries in the Southern Hemisphere and the largest in New Zealand - shortly before 7pm.

Waikumete Cemetery in West Auckland is the largest in New Zealand, picture / file
Waikumete Cemetery in West Auckland is the largest in New Zealand, picture / file

A northern fire communications spokesman said they were attending a car fire.

They received a call from a member of the public who was driving past the area and spotted it.

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A police spokeswoman said about 8pm they had officers heading out to the scene. The vehicle involved is thought to be stolen, she said.