Everyone has been accounted for after a early morning house fire in Hamilton.
Fire crews were called to a house on Vesty Ave in Hillcrest just after 5am to find it ablaze, a Fire and Emergency NZ spokeswoman said.
Residents of the home escaped, despite initial reports of some people being trapped.
Three fire crews worked to bring the fire under control.
A fire investigator was now looking into the cause of the blaze, she said.