A fire crew has remained on watch at the site of a sawmill fire south of Rotorua.

The blaze broke out in a mill building on Mangamingi Rd near Reporoa about 9pm last night.

The biggest structure ablaze was understood to be 40m by 5m. Photo/Stephen Parker
The biggest structure ablaze was understood to be 40m by 5m. Photo/Stephen Parker

Thirteen fire crews and water tankers were called to put the fire out.

The biggest structure ablaze was understood to be 40m by 5m.

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Thirteen fire crews and water tankers were called to put the fire out. Photo/Stephen Parker
Thirteen fire crews and water tankers were called to put the fire out. Photo/Stephen Parker

Fire and Emergency has kept one crew on standby in case of flare-ups during the night.

The site of the sawmill fire on Mangamingi Rd, near Reporoa, south of Rotorua. Image / Google Maps
The site of the sawmill fire on Mangamingi Rd, near Reporoa, south of Rotorua. Image / Google Maps