One person has been found dead after a "smouldering" fire was seen coming from a bedroom in Orewa, just north of Auckland, last night.

Fire services were called to the Milton Street property about 8pm after smoke was seen coming from a bedroom, a fire service spokesman said.

One person was found dead at the scene.

"It was only a smouldering fire, it wasn't a big one, I think someone just saw smoke coming out of the window," the spokesman said.


No one else was injured in the fire.

Fire safety officers and police would be at the property this morning.