Three people escaped a large house fire in central Auckland overnight.
Emergency services were called to the blaze in Yeats Way, Mt Roskill, just after 2am to find a two-storey home engulfed by fire.
A fire service spokesman said those inside the burning home were able to escape and flee to a neighbour's house.
At the height of the blaze 15 fire engines were needed to fight the fire.
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The home had been significantly damaged, he said.
Fire crews were now dampening hot spots.