12 Jan 2014

Taranaki factory badly damaged by fire

3:15 pm on 12 January 2014

A factory in South Taranaki has been badly damaged in a big fire.

The Taranaki By-Products factory at Okaiawa near Hawera was well ablaze when the alarm was raised at 11.45am on Sunday.

More than 60 fire-fighters from surrounding districts were called in to battle the fire, and it took an hour and a half to quell the flames.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

No one was injured in the blaze.