Two people have died in house fires overnight.

Inspector Jason Greenhalgh, of Auckland, said a man died in a fire at a home in Rustic Ave, Mt Roskill, at 6am.

The death was not suspicious, Greenhalgh said.

Fire and Emergency shift manager Colin Underdown told Newstalk ZB earlier the man was reported as being on fire at the property.


Late last night a person also died in a house fire in Hawke's Bay.

Emergency services were called to Kiwi Rd, in Wairoa, just before 10.30pm.

The fire is being investigated.