Major fire at Sulphur Point

Flames and smoke can be seen coming from the fire at Sulphur Point. Photos: Bruce Barnard.

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Flames and smoke can be seen billowing from a large fire at Sulphur Point.

Port of Tauranga says Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews are on site at the Tauranga Container Terminal attending a large fire at a workshop.

"The terminal has been temporarily closed, however the building is not near any vessels," says a Port of Tauranga spokesperson.

"There are no reported injuries at this stage and we will update as further details become clear."

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says there is a large building fire and smoke can be seen billowing into the sky.

Multiple fire crews have been called to the scene.

SunLive has received multiple calls about the fire.

A Northern Fire communications spokesperson says a single storey building is completely engulfed in flames.

"There are three crews attending to the fire at the moment and there are eight more crews on the way."

Photos from Steve Glover.

Smoke seen from Fergusson Park.

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