Emergency services are still responding to a house fire in Hamilton East this afternoon.

Fire Emergency New Zealand were called to the fire on Nixon St at about 1.30pm to find the house engulfed in flames.

A Fire Emergency Northern Communications shift manager said two of the four appliances which attended the "well-involved" house fire were still at the scene.

A Police media spokeswoman confirmed Police were at the scene and were assisting a man in regards to a mental health issue.

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The man had been taken from the house and no one appeared to be injured.