Our 3-Step Escape Plan

  • First Escape Route
  • Second Escape Route
  • Meeting Place

Use this space to note any additional information about your escape plan, i.e. who will assist

Your checklist
  • Get low

    Smoke is poisonous and more deadly than flames.

    If you breathe smoke for more than a few breaths it can kill you.

  • Be fast

    A house fire can kill you in less than three minutes.

    Don't spend time trying to save possessions.

  • Close doors

    A closed door buys you time.

    It slows down the spread of fire, giving you more time to get to safety.

  • Get out - stay out!

    People have died by going back into a fire.

    Don't leave the meeting place to go back inside for any reason.

Fire & Emergency New Zealand

South Auckland residents asked to stay away from smoke from scrap metal fire

South Auckland residents asked to stay away from smoke from scrap metal fire

Fire and Emergency was alerted to smoke in the vicinity of James Fletcher Drive in Auckland around 12.04 this morning.

On arrival fire trucks found a 70  by 70 metres,10 metres high pile of scrap metal on fire.

Up to 30 trucks and support vehicles have attended the incident throughout this morning

The fire is currently contained to the scrap metal pile but it will be burning for some time. The smoke plume is significant and is likely to remain that way throughout the day.

There are concerns the smoke from the fire is toxic and may affect people in the area. Auckland City Council environmental and pollution officers are also in attendance at the fire.

An Emergency Message Alert was issued to the neighbourhoods south of the fire at 6am this morning asking residents to stay away from the smoke and keep doors and windows closed.

People are being advised to contact their health provider if they are feeling affected by the smoke.