A crane has smashed on to a house in New Plymouth late this morning.
Fire crews are responding to the emergency at a property in the suburb of Merrilands, after a report was received just before midday.
Central fire communications shift manager Alison Munn said they got a call from the occupant of the house involved at 11.51am.
"We were told that a crane had collapsed on her house."
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Two fire trucks are at the scene and firefighters had safely removed pets that were inside. There are no reports of any injuries, Munn said.
At the scene, a truck with a long crane attached to it can be seen parked in a neighbouring property.
The vehicle has tipped onto its right side - the long arm of the crane now resting on top of the neighbour's house.
The area has been cordoned off as a result of the incident.
Firefighters are now working to figure out how to get the truck - with the crane attached - back upright.
The incident comes as bad weather hits that part of the country this afternoon.