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Motel blaze causes evacuations for Wellington guests

Fire crews have extinguished a room fire at Wellington's Harbour City Motor Inn that broke out around 8am this morning.

Three appliances remian on site and a Fire investigator is heading to the scene.

Emergency services were first called to the motel on Webb St, Te Aro at 8:08am this morning, after they were alerted to the fire through the building's alarm system.

Six appliances worked to put out the fire while the motel was evacuated. 

It is believed the fire started in a room on the upper level, which is understood to be on the second floor.

There are currently no reported injuries or surrounding properties at risk.

A Fire and Emergency NZ engine. Source: Supplied