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Video: Firefighters battle large blaze at industrial buildings in Auckland

More than 60 firefighters have been called to battle a blaze at two industrial buildings in Auckland this afternoon.

The blaze has since been contained but is not yet extinguished. 

Fire and Emergency NZ crews were called to the Wakefield Metals building, at Neilson Street in Onehunga, just after 2pm. It was already a well-involved fire by the time they arrived, officials said. The neighbouring Argus Fire Protection headquarters building also caught fire.

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The flames spread across two buildings today in Onehunga. Source: 1 NEWS

There were 20 appliances - including 16 firetrucks, two aerial appliances and operational support vehicles - in attendance. About 80 staff also helped battle the blaze, including 62 firefighters. 

There was one person inside the Argus building at the time the fire started, but she got out unharmed, authorities said.  

Fire on Neilson St, Onehunga
Fire on Neilson St, Onehunga Source: Marewa Glover

Motorists and bystanders have been strongly advised to avoid the area.

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Fire and Emergency NZ was called to the Wakefield Metals building in Onehunga just after 2pm. Source: 1 NEWS