Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

Use this space to note any additional information about your escape plan, i.e. who will assist

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 update #3

South Auckland Scrap Metal Fire update #3

Firefighters are still working hard to extinguish a large scrap metal fire on James Fletcher Drive, Favona Auckland this afternoon, and are expecting to extinguish and overhaul the remaining scrap metal pile overnight.

There is still a smoke plume, however it is noticeably less.

Fire and Emergency Incident Controller Phil Larcombe says properties and businesses in the Otahuhu area will be most affected.

‘People should keep themselves, their whānau and pets inside and out of the smoke with doors and windows shut,’ he says.

‘Turn off any air conditioning that draws air from outside.’

‘We understand people will need to move around the city, and we recognise Favona, Mangere and Otahuhu are heavy traffic areas. If you are traveling this afternoon where there is smoke, keep your car windows up and ventilation turned off.’

‘If you’ve been exposed to the smoke and are feeling unwell, please contact Healthline (0800 611 116) or ring your doctor if you have breathing difficulties or chest pain.’