10 Dec 2018

Firefighters extinguish blaze at Callaghan Innovation

6:06 pm on 10 December 2018

A fire at a government's research and development agency in Lower Hutt has been put out.

Nine trucks were battling a fire at Callaghan Innovation at Lower Hutt.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Fire and emergency said crews were still on site at Callaghan Innovation dampening down hot spots.

At its height nine trucks were battling the blaze that started in the roof of the building about 2.15pm today.

It then moved into other parts of the building.

Staff were evacuated for the rest of the day, and no injuries have been reported.

Firefighters were working with staff and public health officials to contain any hazardous material.

A fire broke out at Callaghan Innovation in Lower Hutt.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King