Wellington self-storage fire extinguished

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

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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