Car linked to fatal Auckland house blaze found

A car police were looking for in connection with a fatal house fire in Auckland last night has been found in Mt Roskill, the same suburb where the blaze occurred.

A person was found dead in the house on Rainford St.

Emergency services were called to a block of flats in Mt Roskill late last night. Source: 1 NEWS

Detective Inspector Beard says the investigation is in its early stages and the cause of the fire and the death remain unexplained at this stage. 

Police were looking for a red Honda Fit hatchback they said was linked to the Rainford Street address and it was found this evening on a Mt Roskill street.

A Honda Fit Hatchback similar to the one police are looking for. Source: Supplied

It wasn’t at the property where the fiire occurred and police had been looking to establish why it wasn’t there.

A Fire Service spokeswoman told 1 NEWS three appliances were sent to a block of flats where the residence was well involved.

Fire crews found a body inside shortly after midnight. 

Police say they cannot confirm the victim's identity until further enquiries are completed.