One person has been killed in a farm cottage fire in the Bay of Plenty.
Four fire crews attended the blaze at Poroporo, south of Whakatane, just after midnight today where they were informed that a person, believed to be a man, may be inside the farmhouse.
After extinguishing the fire, a body was found in the lounge room.
The house had been completely gutted.
Fire and police investigators will be examining the scene today.