A ship fire that broke out at Nelson Port this afternoon has been extinguished.
Fire and Emergency NZ (Fenz) said they were called to the ship fire at the Talleys Wharf at 3.20pm.
St John spokesperson sent one ambulance to Akersten St at Nelson Port and assessed five people at the scene, all in "minor condition".
Fenz sent six appliances and a command unit to the scene.
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Firefighters from Nelson, Stoke and Richmond remain on scene to monitor and complete final stages of mopping up, Fenz said.
Baby on the Move store manager Rachel Cooper said she saw a number of fire engines pass the store and heard "lots of sirens".