9 Sep 2018

Building destroyed in aluminium smelter fire

12:58 pm on 9 September 2018

A building was destroyed in a fire at the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter near Bluff early this morning.

Tiwai Point aluminium Smelter

Tiwai Point aluminium smelter (before the fire) Photo: PHOTO NZ

Fire and Emergency said the blaze, between two potlines, was brought under control within about an hour.

They said production had not been affected and the smelter was operating as normal.