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Tauranga building fire under investigation

Fire crews at the blaze. Photos: Rosalie Liddle Crawford/SunLive.

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A Tauranga building has been completely gutted following a blaze overnight.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand are investigating the two storey building fire on Cameron Road.

Eight fire crews were called to the fire, which used to be the premise of Sam’s All Day Café and Fish and Chips, near 4th Ave, at 5.45pm.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern fire communications shift manager Craig Dally says there were no injuries reported from the fire.

The building was on Cameron Road, near 4th Ave.

He says no one was inside the building when it was ablaze.

Craig says fire safety investigators are still working on determining the cause of the fire.

“The fire is currently being investigated,” he says.

Witnesses to last night’s fire say police were at the scene, along with fire crews.

A section of Cameron Road was closed from about 6pm to 7.30pm, while firefighters extinguished the fire.

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@Yadick.

Posted on 12-11-2020 12:56 | By morepork

Really? Maybe they were trying to make some fish & chips... :-) I was going to the Indian across the road and saw the tail end of the fire as it was extinguished. (Brilliant job by the Fire Service BTW...)

Squatters

Posted on 11-11-2020 11:04 | By

There have been squatters in this building for a long time. Police were not interested and said they weren’t doing any harm. Despite trashing the place and hiding in there from Police.