Fire at South Auckland preschool

A fire is blazing at what's understood to be a preschool in South Auckland.

A witness at Everitt Road in Ōtara is describing the fire as "huge", and says there are at least two fire trucks and police on the scene. 

Another witness says the building looks completely destroyed.

There have been reports that the building is Ōtara Community Pre-School but this has yet to be confirmed.

Six fire crews are battling the blaze, and Fire and Emergency NZ says the building was well alight by the time they arrived.

It's been categorised as a second alarm fire.