Six fire trucks at large house fire in Porirua, north of Wellington

Firefighters have contained a large house fire at a Paremata property near Porirua, north of Wellington.

Fire and Emergency shift manager Karen McDonald confirmed crews were called to the “well involved” house fire on Mana Esplanade about 3.45pm on Thursday.

She said crews had managed to contain the blaze by 5pm, although it had yet to be fully extinguished. Six fire trucks from Johnsonville and Porirua remain on site.

The occupants had all been accounted for and there were no reported injuries, she said.

A house is on fire on Mana Esplanade in Porirua.
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A house is on fire on Mana Esplanade in Porirua.

A fire investigator is on scene to determine the cause of fire.

Police have closed the road between Mana View Rd and Pascoe Ave as a precaution while emergency services respond.

A diversion is in place. Motorists are asked to take an alternative route or delay travel if possible, or expect delays.

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