Fire destroys sheds at the Olde Creamery Cafe
A fire in the early hours of this morning has destroyed two sheds in the back of The Olde Creamery Cafe near Ohaupo.
Northern Fire Service communications shift manager Steve Smith said four fire engines along with four water tankers were sent to battle the blaze on Kaipaki Road after they were alerted just before 4am.
Neighbour Sue Bryan said they awoke to their dogs growling and saw the flames.
''It was a huge fire. It was absolutely huge.''
Mrs Bryan and her husband have lived next door for 22 years but said they were comfortable that it would not spread to their house as they were protected by a lot of bush.
''It wasn't spreading to the surrounding houses, but being so dry that was a worry for the firefighters I think.''