One person needed medical attention after a kitchen fire in the Bay of Plenty overnight.

Firefighters were called to a structure fire in Richard Street, Opotiki, at 10.04pm on Monday.

Fire and Emergency northern communications shift manager Colin Underdown said it was a kitchen fire.

"One person needed an ambulance due to smoke inhalation."

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Firefighters were at the job more than three hours, but Underdown said he did not have any information about the damage to the house.

He said a fire safety investigator had been asked to look into what happened.

Firefighters in Rotorua were briefly called to a property in Owhata about 12.30am after reports of powerlines arcing near a house.

Underdown said power authorities were called to handle the issue.

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