Large fire breaks out at Port of Tauranga

A large fire has broken out in a mechanical workshop at Port of Tauranga this afternoon.

Numerous Fire and Emergency crews are now at the scene  after they were called about 11.40am.

No people have been reported as injured, but a spokesperson said there is some risk to surrounding properties.

The terminal has been temporarily closed, but the building is not near to any vessels.

The container terminal has been shut down due to the fire as crews battle to get it under control. Source: 1 NEWS