Fire crews battle factory blaze

AMY MAAS
Last updated 12:08 08/12/2012

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A major fire has gutted the building of a roofing company in St Johns this morning.

Emergency services were called to Felton Mathew Ave after receiving a 111 call around 11am.

Tania Matthews, fire service spokeswoman, said the blaze was "well-involved" in the 50x25m AHI Roofing building when crews arrived.

"There are currently 16 fire appliances in attendance and fire-fighters are still attacking the blaze," Matthews said.

"The aerial appliances knocked the fire down where crews wearing VA apparatus building were entering the building to dampen down inside."

Police have cordoned off a large section of the road and it's believed residents in nearby houses have been evacuated.

No-one has been injured.

Emergency services are still on the scene.

It's unclear what caused the fire.

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