A firefighter suffered smoke inhalation while battling a house fire in the West Coast overnight, the Fire Service says.
The house in Cobden, Greymouth, was well ablaze when firefighers arrived about 1.20am, fire southern communications shift manager Brent Dunn said.
It was located on the corner of Peel Street and Clifford Street.
Four fire trucks were needed to fight the blaze, which left the house severely damaged, he said.
The injured firefighter was treated by ambulance.
No one else was injured, despite reports there had been someone in the property, Dunn said.
A fire safety unit from Nelson is investigating the cause of the fire.