Fire crews battling large New Plymouth house fire which started with explosion

 Fire crews are at the scene.
Fire crews are at the scene. Photo credit: Facebook/Vicky Hughes

Fire crews are battling a large house fire in New Plymouth which residents in the area say started with a loud explosion.

Five fire crews have been at the scene on Resolution Place since 6am on Friday.

A Fire and Emergency spokesperson told Newshub many residents reported hearing a large bang before the house erupted into flames.