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Two Dead In A House Fire In The Auckland Suburb Of Hillpark

Two people have died in a house fire in the Auckland suburb of Hillpark and a third has been seriously injured.

Hato Hone St John said one patient was transported to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition.

Fire and Emergency said it received reports of a well-involved house fire in Freshney Place shortly before 7am.

House fire in Hillpark in Auckland

Photo: RNZ / Melanie Earley

A spokesperson said five crews and one command unit were on the scene, and the fire was still burning.

Around 20 firefighters are at the scene.

The wooden two-storey home's windows have broken due to the force of the fire.

Fatal house fire in Hillpark in Auckland

Photo: RNZ / Finn Blackwell

Police and St John are also attending.

Three ambulances and a rapid response vehicle went to the scene.

Police have asked drivers to avoid the area.

The road has been blocked off from traffic.


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