Firefighters have brought a fire at derelict block of shops in Tokoroa under control.
Fire northern communications shift manager Megan Ruru said the fire at Pentland Terrace, in a residential area of Tokoroa, has been extinguised and crews were now dampning hot spots.
Firefighters first received a call about the blaze at a block of unused shops at 3.01pm.
At one point the township's CBD was reportedly covered in smoke.
Ms Ruru said four trucks attended the fire and fire investigator was now at the scene.
A building inspector from the South Waikato District Council is on their way.
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