Explosion in Whakamarama

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Social media lit up on Saturday night after a loud explosive sound was heard in the Omokoroa and Whakamarama area.

SunLive readers also reported hearing the explosion.

“Massive bang heard all around Omokoroa and Pahoia area. And I mean massive!”

Police were notified of a fire on Esdaile Road, Whakamarama about 8.50pm.

“It appears the fire was in a pit on private property and an explosion occurred,” says a Police spokesperson.

Police say there were no reported injuries.

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