A fire at a chemical manufacturing factory in Auckland that prompted a large-scale response from Fire Emergency New Zealand has now been put out.
At 11am, Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews were called out to reports of a fire contained within an industrial chemical oven at Douglas Manufacturing on Te Pai Place in Henderson. By 4pm the fire was extinguished.
At one point there were 14 fire appliances, one Hazmat unit, one command unit, two assistant area commanders and one area commander on scene.
Although the fire was contained within the industrial oven, there was a report of a small amount of smoke coming from the roof of the building.
FENZ later confirmed the oven itself was on fire.
"Crews are now making access and investigating the smoke coming from the roof. They are also making their way to the original fire in the oven with the appropriate protective equipment for that," a spokesperson said.
The spokesman said the premises manufactured chemicals and the Hazmat unit and other support crews were called in because of that.