Two firefighters have minor injuries following an explosion during a house fire in South Auckland.

Fire crews rushed to the house on Henwood Rd in Mangere shortly after 5pm.

While battling the blaze, two firefighters were injured by an explosion near the rear of the property.

Both injured parties were checked over by ambulance staff but required no further medical assistance.

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A northern fire communications spokesman said the fire was "very much" contained by around 6.30pm.

Four fire trucks remained at the scene.