Dozens of firefighters battle blaze at Sims Pacific Metals in Auckland
A large fire at an Auckland scrap metal plant has been extinguished, but its cause is not yet clear.
Police alerted the fire service to the blaze at Sims Pacific Metals in the Auckland suburb of Favona just after 12am on Sunday.
Fire Service assistant area commander Mike Shaw said about 12 fire trucks and two aerial appliances battled the blaze.
The fire began in a 10-metre by 10-metre area at the top of the three-storey building, where metal is crushed and shredded.
"It's quite open and it's got a lot of shredded metal around it [and] a lot of machinery," Shaw said.
"It is causing us a few issues just trying to get water directed into the actual fire area."
However, a fire service spokesman confirmed the blaze was out by 4am.
A fire safety inspector visited the site early on Sunday morning.
The blaze came a day after another metal factory caught fire in Onehunga.
One person was hospitalised with smoke inhalation after a copper coil caught fire at Hayes Metals on Saturday.