Emergency services have been called to a house fire in Gate Pa.
A Northern Fire Communications spokesperson says fire crews from Tauranga and Greerton were called to the blaze at a Humber Crescent home just before 2pm.
“It was well involved on arrival. The fire is in the rear of the property.”
She says firefighters are using breathing apparatus and two high pressured deliveries to put out the fire.
A caller to 0800 SUNLIVE says the house is fully engulfed in flames. “There are two fire trucks at the scene.” She believes the family who live there is on holiday.
A nearby resident says she can see black smoke coming from the roof of the house. "The iron on the roof is lifting right off."