Fire damages multiple houses in Māngere Bridge

By rnz.co.nz and is republished with permission

Multiple houses have been damaged by fire early this morning in Māngere Bridge.

Fire and Emergency said the fire on Coronation Road was first reported just before 3am and had burned through multiple properties.

The exact number was not yet known.

The fire’s location was behind a Tongan church and pre-school, but a FENZ spokesperson said they were not aware of any damage to that building.

They said at its peak, 14 crews attended and the fire had since been put out.

Residents were evacuated to a nearby church, where they had received food and shelter.

Savai’i Naea lives on the street and told RNZ he was woken in the early hours by neighbours knocking on his door telling him to wake up and get out.

“So I woke my daughter and she went outside and said, ‘It’s fire’. I got all my kids and we came outside.”

Four crews remained on site, dampening down hotspots and a fire investigator was also at the scene.

No injuries were reported.

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