Eyewitness video shows Turangi building being ravaged by fire

Wild flames and thick black smoke billowed from a building in Turangi today as firefighters battled to bring the blaze under control.

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Video shows the structure fully engulfed by flames. Source: Supplied

Video supplied to 1 NEWS shows the raging inferno in the central North Island town.

A worker at Turangi Auto Centre told 1 NEWS there was a “big fire” at a property next door on Atirau Road.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand were called to the scene at 9:55am.

Firefighters battle large blaze in Turangi. Source: Supplied

A large fire at a premises on Atirau Road in Turangi. Source: Johno Hohaia

They sent eight fire engines and a command unit.