A house fire has broken out in the Wellington suburb of Tawa.
Emergency services were called to the scene on Main Rd at 12.10pm.
Police advised in a statement that the road is closed between Linden Ave and McLellan St.
Diversions are in place but motorists are asked to avoid the area.
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A Fire and Emergency spokeswoman said everyone in the house was accounted for.
Four fire engines were called in to help bring the fire under control, she said.
A motorist in the area said there was a lot of smoke and the house looked "pretty buggered".