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.