Our 3-Step Escape Plan

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  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

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Your checklist
  • Get low

    Smoke is poisonous and more deadly than flames.

    If you breathe smoke for more than a few breaths it can kill you.

  • Be fast

    A house fire can kill you in less than three minutes.

    Don't spend time trying to save possessions.

  • Close doors

    A closed door buys you time.

    It slows down the spread of fire, giving you more time to get to safety.

  • Get out - stay out!

    People have died by going back into a fire.

    Don't leave the meeting place to go back inside for any reason.

Fire & Emergency New Zealand

South Auckland Scrap Metal Fire final update

South Auckland Scrap Metal Fire final update

The fire at the scrap metal yard on James Fletcher Drive in Favona, Auckland, is now out.

It was extinguished around 2am on Thursday. Fire and Emergency crews will remain on site today to monitor hotspots.

It is now safe for residents to open windows and doors, and to run air conditioning and ventilation units.

District Manager Brad Mosby thanked those impacted by the smoke and road closures around the scene over the past 24 hours for their patience and cooperation.

"We will now work with the property owner to formally hand the site back to them," he says.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will take place. 

This is the final update for this incident.