In just a few minutes, a smouldering Greymouth house was completely destroyed by fire on Tuesday night.
Fire and Emergency NZ southern shift manager Lyn Crosson said emergency services were alerted to a fire on Marlborough St just after 8pm.
"On arrival [fire crews] found the house well alight," she said.
A four-minute video taken at the scene shows smoke and flames billowing from the property as a car quickly reverses out of the driveway.
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Just minutes later, the house becomes engulfed in flames before parts of the roof collapse.
Two minutes into the video a single firefighter can be seen walking towards the property, examining the situation.
Sometime later the Greymouth fire crew arrive and begin to extinguish the fire. One firefighter starts to hose down the property before being joined by others.
Additional crews from Cobden and Brunner were sent to assist firefighters battling the blaze.
Towards the end of the video, the fire begins to become smaller as black smoke continues to billow into the sky.
Crosson said the fire has since been extinguished and crews remain on the scene checking for hot spots.