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Car crushing machine catches fire at South Auckland scrap pile, site of large January blaze

A car crushing machine has caught fire at a scrap metal site in South Auckland, the same location of a blaze in January.

Source: 1 NEWS

Fire and Emergency New Zealand told 1 NEWS the two-storey machine was at Global Metal Solutions Papakura.

Multiple crews responded to the scene, and he fire is now contained, a spokesperson said.

In January, black smoke billowed from a large fire at the site.

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The smoke from the fire on Hunua Road could be seen across a large part of Auckland. Source: 1 NEWS

At the time, authorities warned residents in the area to take measures to avoid the smoke, including staying indoors and closing windows.

A section of Hunua Road was also closed while firefighters battled the blaze.