28 Feb 2014

Fire at Mt Maunganui chemical plant

10:13 pm on 28 February 2014

Several people have been decontaminated after a large fire at a chemical plant in Mount Maunganui on Friday evening.

The fire began just after 5pm.

The fire began just after 5pm. Photo: DANIEL HINES / PHOTOGRAPHY NZ

The Fire Service says it took 12 crews, including two specialist units, to put out the fire, which began just after 5pm.

The Bay of Plenty assistant area manager Graeme Easton says no one at the plant was hurt, but several people had to be treated at a decontamination unit set up at the scene.