Firefighters have managed to successfully contain a large fire in the Auckland suburb of Glendene.

It took seventeen fire crew to extinguish the fire at a house on Bancroft Avenue after they were called to the blaze at around nine this evening.

A firefighter on the scene says initially two trucks were called, but on their approach they could see a large fire and made the call for additional crew.

He says the fire was caused by a gas cylinder explosion inside a large, single-storey house at the end of the driveway.


"It was complicated by large cylinders on the outside and concern about other buildings."

However, he says the fire was successfully contained and firefighters are dampening down the scene.

The occupants of the house all evacuated safely.