2 Oct 2018

Heavy vehicle catches fire at Ports of Auckland

10:46 am on 2 October 2018

Firefighters are battling a blaze at the Ports of Auckland.

Fire communications shift manager David Meikle said emergency services were called at 10am.

Three fire appliances were sent to the scene and Mr Meikle couldn't confirm whether the fire was under control or not.

A Ports of Auckland spokesperson said a reach stacker, which is used to transport and stack containers, caught fire around 10am.

They said the fire broke out on the port's rail grid and was now isolated and under control.

The spokesperson said the driver was taken to the hospital with minor burns.

Smoke can be seen from Devonport and Ōrākei.

The cause of the fire is unknown.