A fire that started when chlorine was thrown into a bin at a Countdown supermarket north of Auckland has been put out.
Source: 1 NEWS
The chemical started fuming in the Countdown Warkworth bin before it caught alight around 5.30am this morning.
Three fire engines and a hazmat crew helped extinguish the blaze, while one staff member was treated for sore eyes and complaints of a burning sensation on their face, a Fire Service spokesperson said.
A Countdown spokeswoman said a member of its safety team and a senior operations manager were on site investigating the incident.