Raw video: Smoke and flames billow from abandoned South Auckland house

Fire crews are actively trying to get inside a South Auckland building that was engulfed in flames tonight after initial reports there may have been three children trapped in the abandoned house.

Ten appliances remain at the scene on Robertson Rd in Mangere.

A fire spokesperson confirmed to 1 NEWS the blaze is now under control. 

Four fire trucks are at the scene to try and tackle the blaze in Mangere. Source: 1 NEWS

They couldn't confirm if three children were trapped inside the burning house.

House fire in Mangere. Source: 1 NEWS

Police have told 1 NEWS they are talking to three youths who are at the scene, but it's not confirmed if those are the trio that were reported to be inside.