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House goes up in flames in Taupo

Firefighters have been battling a house fire in Taupo this morning. Photo: Steph Rangi/Stuff.

The people initially reported missing following a house fire in Taupo this morning, are now accounted for.

Firefighters were called to the blaze on Hatepe Ave just after 7am.

Fire and Emergency northern communications shift manager Colin Underwood, says they received multiple calls to the same address.

He says the single storey dwelling was “well involved” when crews arrived at the scene.

“They [firefighters] transmitted a second alarm because at that stage there was a person reported to be missing. Then it went up to possibly three people unaccounted for.”

Colin says all those originally reported missing, have now been accounted for.

“At this stage the fire is under control,” says Colin.

A fire investigator has been called to the scene to investigate the cause of the blaze.

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