Police are investigating a car fire in rural Morrinsville have discovered a body.

A police spokeswoman confirmed they were called to a car fire at Hangawera Rd, north of the Waikato town, about 8.55am today.

"Police responding to a vehicle on fire near Morrinsville this morning have located a person deceased in the vehicle.

"We are working to understand the circumstances of the person's death.

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"Our enquiries are in their very early stages."

A neighbour said they saw a fire truck head down a driveway at a nearby property earlier.

Firefighters had since left the scene but two police cars had since arrived.

Officers were looking at a white car parked in a layby.

More to come.