Large industrial blaze in the BOP

Smoke and flames coming from Ngongotaha fire. Photo: Sandy Noffke.

Black smoke can be seen coming from an industrial fire in the Bay of Plenty this evening.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand are currently in attendance, and responding to a well involved industrial fire in Ngongotaha, Rotorua District.

"We currently have brigades from Ngongotaha, Rotorua, Mamaku, Putaruru, Tirau, Rotoma, Kawerau, Greerton and Mount Maunganui," says a Northern Fire Communications spokesperson.

"The fire is currently at a fourth alarm level, with smoke being seen from across Lake Rotorua and surrounding areas.

"Please avoid the area while we work to extinguish the fire."
Smoke seen coming from the fire om Ngongotaha. Photo: Sharon Handley/Facebook.

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