Garden centre fire now out

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Firefighters have managed to subdue the massive fire that englufed a Masterton garden centre earlier this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the Garden Barn on High Street around midday after flames and thick black smoke began pouring out of a storage shed.

Jim Harris, owner of the Acorn Estate Motel, which is right beside the garden centre, says he was working outside when all of sudden he saw a lot of black smoke.

"It's in a shed, not sure what was stored in the shed - fertiliser of some sort - but I think there must be some chemicals or something in there because there were a few minor explosions."

Around 20 firefighters and four fire engines attended the scene.

- Newstalk ZB

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