A truck fully loaded with rubbish is on fire at Waste Management in Rotorua.
A fire communications shift manager said Rotorua Fire Brigade were attempting to gain access to the rubbish to put out the fire.
"We received the call just before 3 pm.
"A large trailer fully loaded with rubbish is on fire at the waste management site."
The Waste Management Rotorua Transfer Station is on the corner of Te Ngae Rd & Hamiora Pl.
It is a purpose built facility open to the public for the disposal of general waste, green garden waste and recycling.