Firefighters are battling a house fire in west Auckland.

They were called to Laburnum Road in New Windsor about 5.30 this morning.

Fire Service shift manager Scott Osmond says two fire engines with eight firefighters on board are there.

He's just received a report from the crew, saying a fire's been located in the basement of the building, which they're attacking now.

Scott Osmond says it appears everybody is safely out of the house.