The Reporoa house was completely destroyed. Photo / Supplied
Two fire trucks and two tankers were at the scene from Taupō and Lake Ōkāreka. All people in the house were accounted for, and there was no damage to neighbouring properties. A neighbour, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the house was "well and truly gone by the time I got up at 3.30am".
Firefighters were called to the blaze around 2am. Photo / Supplied
Police were at the scene to help firefighters and a spokeswoman said there were inquiries under way into the circumstances. A fire investigator is investigating the cause.