Eastern Bay family have lucky escape after fire destroys home

A mother and daughter have lost everything after a house fire has torn through their home in the early hours of this morning.

Fire crews got the call-out just after 1am to the Waimana address on Eagles Hill Road.

Brigades from all across the Eastern Bay of Plenty rushed to the scene, with six fire appliances in total helping extinguish the blaze.

It took several hours for the blaze to be contained and extinguished.

The house has been described as a write off, and the victim's do not have house insurance.

A fire investigator is on the scene this morning to assess the circumstances of the fire.

Sam Gardner