Smoke continues to pour from a house on Waihi Rd tonight despite the fire being extinguished.

Fire fighters were called to the flaming house on the corner of Waihi Rd and Michael Way about 5pm.

Senior station officer Len Sabin said the house was unoccupied when firefighters arrived at the scene.

Fire fighters had to force entry into the house and quickly extinguished the blaze on the bottom floor of the two-storey home.

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The cause of the fire was unknown at this point, he said, but fire fighters were working with the home owner to establish the cause.


5.18pm: Three fire trucks are responding to a fire on Michael Way off Waihi Rd in Tauranga.

A reporter at the scene said black smoke was pouring out of a two story house and fire fighters were still working on controlling the blaze.

5.05pm: The Tauranga Fire Brigade is responding to a fire near the intersection of Waihi Rd and Jonathon St, a Northern Communications spokesperson said.

More soon.