23 Dec 2008

Overnight watch on fire

8:17 am on 23 December 2008

Firefighters remained overnight at the scene of a big blaze in Auckland.

The fire in a cool store at the old Southdown freezing works in Penrose continues to burn. The building caught fire at about 6pm on Saturday.

The fire is still smouldering and firefighters hope it may finally go out on Tuesday.

The Fire Service is treating the blaze as suspicious.

A demolition crew arrived on Monday afternoon with a heavy crane and a wrecking ball. It will continue work at the site on Tuesday.