A fire has broken out at a set of shops in North Auckland.
The blaze was spotted in the roof of a single storey building in Orewa that contains several shops, including a bakery.
Four fire appliances plus an aerial ladder truck arrived at Moana Ave at 9.43am.
On arrival, the roof of the building was found to be on fire.
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"We have approximately six appliances in attendance from Silverdale, East Coast Bays, Manly and Albany Brigades. We are currently at a second alarm level."
People were being asked to avoid the area.
A fire and emergency spokesperson said the fire was now under control.