Flames engulf Rotorua building

Fire crews are battling a large blaze in Rotorua. Photos: Stuart Avery/Rotorua Now.

UPDATED: Flames and smoke can been seen billowing from a large building fire in Rotorua.

Photos sent to Rotorua Now, show the timber mill on Vaughn Road engulfed in flames.

A Rotorua resident says the road is closed off and multiple appliances are in attendance.


Firefighters are currently at the scene of a large building fire in the Owhata area, Rotorua this evening.

A message to Rotorua Now says the fire is at a property on Vaughan Road off State Highway 30.

“It appears to be a commercial building that has caught fire.”

Rotorua Now is working on getting more information and will update the story once it become available.

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