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  • 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 smoke warning update #2

South Auckland scrap metal fire smoke warning update #2

Fire and Emergency has extended its smoke warnings for a large scrap metal fire in the vicinity of James Fletcher Drive, Auckland this morning.

District Manager Brad Mosby says there’s been a shift in the wind and smoke from the fire is now moving north to include suburbs of Greenlane, Ellerslie, Mt Wellington and Penrose. South Auckland remains affected by the smoke.

"We’re asking people to take care and keep their windows and doors shut," he says, " and wear a mask as a precaution while outside."

Fire and Emergency was alerted to the fire around 12.04 this morning.

On arrival fire trucks found a 70 x 70 metre pile of scrap metal on fire.

Up to 30 trucks and support vehicles have attended the incident throughout this morning

The fire is currently contained to the scrap metal pile but it will be burning for some time. The smoke plume is significant and is likely to remain that way throughout the day.