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Fire and Emergency New Zealand supervisor Brent Dunn said crews were deployed about 10.45pm to the home on Wray St and reports that a person remained in the house.
On arrival they found and extinguished a small fire in a bedroom, he said.
St John attended and assisted a ''very distressed'' but otherwise unharmed person.
The cause of the blaze was known to fire crews but he was unable to provide further details.
Police and a fire investigator had been notified.