Blaze damages houses
Two houses have been damaged following a blaze in Auckland this morning.
The Fire Service received multiple calls to a house fire in Hutchinson Ave, in the West Auckland suburb of New Lynn, shortly after 9am.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, the blaze had spread to a neighbouring home.
The managed to extinguish the blaze by about 9.30am.
A Fire Service spokesman said the fire damaged about 10 per cent of both properties.
No one was injured in the fire.
An Auckland Council surveyor is heading to the properties to check on structural issues.