More than a dozen cars were ablaze at a mechanics in east Auckland this afternoon.

The fire at Import Vehicle Compliance & Repairs Ltd on Carbine Rd, Mount Wellington, began around 4pm today.

The fire sent plumes of smoke into the air. Photo / Casey Hunt
The fire sent plumes of smoke into the air. Photo / Casey Hunt

READ MORE:
Monday traffic: Crashes and a car fire cause early delays on Auckland motorways
Police, fire investigating after three vehicles burned in Pāpāmoa East
Man pulls crash victim to safety - just as car catches fire
Car catches fire on the Southern Motorway near Greenlane

As of 4.15pm Fire and Emergency NZ had sent three fire trucks to the scene but the blaze was still raging at 4.45pm.

Advertisement

As of 5.15pm Fire and Emergency said the fire was under control.

Images of the fire show at least a dozen cars well involved in flames with thick smoke rising from the car yard.

A witness at Sylvia Park shopping centre nearby in Mt Wellington said they could see "black smoke billowing out from a building in the industrial precinct. Could see it from miles away".

The Carbine Rd mechanics is behind a service station.

Cars ablaze at Import Vehicle Compliance & Repairs on Carbine Rd, Mt Wellington. Photo / Sam Sword
Cars ablaze at Import Vehicle Compliance & Repairs on Carbine Rd, Mt Wellington. Photo / Sam Sword

The business holds dozens of cars in its yard.

The fire as seen from across the Manukau inlet. Photo / Claire Sciascia
The fire as seen from across the Manukau inlet. Photo / Claire Sciascia
Cars ablaze at Import Vehicle Compliance & Repairs on Carbine Rd, Mt Wellington. Photo / Sam Sword
Cars ablaze at Import Vehicle Compliance & Repairs on Carbine Rd, Mt Wellington. Photo / Sam Sword
The fire sent plumes of smoke into the air. Photo / Casey Hunt
The fire sent plumes of smoke into the air. Photo / Casey Hunt