A child has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after suffering burns.
Emergency services rushed to the incident on Caesar St, in Stratford, about 7.47am.
A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said the child was in a serious condition.
Taranaki Rescue Helicopter was firstly tasked to take the child to Waikato Hospital but then went on to Middlemore Hospital, she said.
Two ambulances, two fire engines and a police car attended the incident.
A neighbour, who did not want to give his name, told the Stratford Press a young family with two children lived at the property.