Wellington self-storage fire extinguished

23:14, Apr 04 2014
Storage facility fire, Wellington
The large fire rages at the storage facility.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
Plumes of smoke rise from the large fire at the storage facility.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
Plumes of smoke rise from the large fire at the storage facility.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
The fire started about 12.45am at the storage facility.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
The fire started about 12.45am at the storage facility.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
Firefighters take a break at the storage facility fire scene.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
The view of the Rongotai fire from Brooklyn.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
The storage facility fire in Rongotai started shortly before 1am.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
A plane flies through the smoke of the storage facility fire.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
A plane flies through the smoke of the storage facility fire.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
The view of the Rongotai fire from Southgate.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
The view of the Rongotai fire from Houghton Bay.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
Firefighters outside the storage facility fire in Rongotai.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
Firefighters work on the storage facility fire.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
Firefighters work on the storage facility fire.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
Firefighters work on the storage facility fire.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
A police officer wears a mask at the fire.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
Smoke billows out from the storage facility fire.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
Smoke covers the scene of the storage facility fire.
Storage facility fire, Wellington
A digger is brought to the site.
Wellington storage fire
Firefighters battle a blaze at the Kiwi Self Storage in Wellington.

The Fire Service is investigating the cause of a blaze that ripped through a self-storage building in Wellington yesterday.

The fire, at Kiwi Self Storage near Wellington Airport, burned from about 1am yesterday morning and continued for almost 24 hours.

"The fire was extinguished shortly after midnight last night," Fire Service central communications shift manager Mike Wanoa said.

"Crews remained on the scene rotating through the evening to make sure everything was dampened down.

"Two fire investigators were this morning at the scene to determine the cause of the blaze, he said.

The upper floor of the storage unit was destroyed, while the ground floor appeared to have escaped with smoke and water damage.

Kiwi Self Storage confirmed yesterday the building had no sprinklers.

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