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Two people flee fire in Auckland house

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Fire crews helped the two occupants of the Hillsborough Road house fire to safety (file picture). Photo: RNZ / Rob Dixon

Two people have escaped from a house fire in the Auckland suburb of Mount Roskill.

The two-storey property on Hillsborough Road was significantly damaged by the blaze which started just before 1am on Saturday.

Six fire crews extinguished the flames and helped the two occupants to safety.

They were assessed by ambulance staff.

Fire investigators will return to the scene today.

Meanwhile, in Otago, a house north of Oamaru burned down early on Saturday morning, but no one was inside.

Fire and Emergency were called to the rural property on Ferry Road in Papakaio just before 2am.