A man has died after he was severely burned in a fire that broke out above a truck rental shop in south Auckland this morning.
Fire crews were called just before 7am to the blaze in the second floor of the building on Crosbie Road in Pukekohe.
A man was taken by helicopter to Middlemore Hospital in a critical condition, but police have confirmed he has since died.
Several St John ambulances were also at the scene.
Fire and Emergency shift manager Colin Underdown said the top floor was on fire when crews arrived.
"We had one person with severe burns, status two, that we got out of the building," he said.
"They're doing another search to make sure there's no-one else in the building."
Fire and Emergency received many calls about the blaze.
Fire and police investigators remain at the scene, and are working to determine the cause of the blaze.