Big fire at Mount Maunganui

10:57 am on 12 May 2019

Thirteen fire trucks are trying to get a large blaze in Mount Maunganui under control.

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A fire in a Waimarie St timber yard at Mount Maunganui is being attended to by the fire service. Photo: Supplied / Tim Orr

Fire and Emergency says they were called to Waimarie Street at 9am today.

They are trying to stop the fire from spreading to nearby buildings.

There is a lot of smoke in the area and Waimarie Street is closed.

The fire is close to State Highway 2 and motorists are being asked to take extra care.