Extra manpower needed to battle house fire in west Auckland
Extra fire crews were requested several times to get on top of a raging house fire in the west Auckland suburb of Oratia.
A total of 12 trucks and about 50 firefighters attended the blaze in a rural property, in West Coast Rd, after 9.30pm on Saturday.
A fire service spokeswoman said after 11pm everyone was accounted for and the blaze was under control.
Fire investigators were called to determine the cause of the blaze.