A man has allegedly gone on an early morning rampage while on the run from police in Auckland this morning.

Police say the man used a metal bar to break shop windows and damage cars on Dominion Rd before lighting a fire.

He also allegedly threw a bike, fridges and other appliances.

Fire crews put out the fire and a crew remained on standby at the scene overnight.

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A 38-year-old man has been charged with wilful damage, arson and breach of bail.

He will appear in court this morning.