A house has been badly damaged by fire in the West Auckland suburb of Te Atatu.

Northern Fire Communications shift manager Jaron Phillips said the fire in Kaikoura St was "well-involved" when firefighters arrived, but everyone was safely out of the house.

"There were initial fears children might be inside, but everyone's been located."

The scene of a house fire in Te Atatu tonight. Photo/ Nick Reed
The scene of a house fire in Te Atatu tonight. Photo/ Nick Reed

Emergency services were alerted just after 6pm and four fire trucks were sent to help, Phillips said.

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By 7pm the fire was out, but crews remained at the scene, dampening down hot spots.

ROTORUA DAILY POST
7 Nov, 2016 7:30am
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