Crews attending large fire on Chadwick Road

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Fire crews have been battling a large blaze in Greerton this morning.

Crews attended a building fire on Chadwick Road around 5:30am this morning, Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern communications shift manager Dallas Ramsay says.

The fire is in a building used as a tattoo parlour, Dallas says.

“The fire is around 13 meters by 25 meters, three levels, and a third of the building was burnt.”

“We're dampening down [hotspots] and investigating.”

There are currently two units in attendance and police have been advised because of the size of the fire, she says.

“It's certainly winding down, they've released a number of appliances and we're now only left with two trucks there.”

A caller to SunLive has seen the building and says it is a mess.

It has taken all of the new business and some of the Thai Restaurant next door, they say.

A police spokesperson, says the fire was reported to police around 5:40am

“We have been alerted and are at the scene.”

Both police and fire are unsure if the fire is suspicious at this stage.




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2 Comments

started round 5:22AM

Posted on 27-01-2020 08:48 | By DBNZ

I was looking at the cloud formation to the right of this from my back doorstep and at 5:22AM I started seeing smoke rising up from the left and I had been taking photos I took one of this and called the fire department just in case as I was not sure what the cause of the smoke was and was not sure of where it was either but this may have started just before 5:22 this morning

Not suspicious

Posted on 27-01-2020 08:28 | By treekiwi

Fire in the roof on New Years night, windows smashed on Saturday, fire early this morning. Nope not suspicious at all.

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