Firefighters are battling a blaze on Auckland's Mt Richmond in the suburb of Mt Wellington.

Four crews with a total of 16 firefighters are at the scene and they were alerted about 11.30am, Fire and Emergency said.

An eyewitness at the scene said it appears the fire is under control but there is still a lot of smoke.

The fire on Auckland's Mt Richmond this afternoon. Photo / Bronte Pearson-Hoani
The fire on Auckland's Mt Richmond this afternoon. Photo / Bronte Pearson-Hoani