Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has the following advice for the public following the outbreak of a fire this morning at James Fletcher Drive, Favona.

This incident is being attended by Fire and Emergency NZ and is expected to continue smouldering for at least 12 hours. Wind direction is light and changeable so locals may smell smoke at different times.

The main range of materials involved in this fire are likely to be scrap metal, car parts, petrol and oil. ARPHS advises the public in surrounding areas to take precautionary measures to prevent breathing in smoke.

The public health advice is:

  • Households and workplaces in the affected area down-wind of the fire should close windows, doors and ventilation systems.
  • If the smoke causes respiratory problems please ring Healthline for free advice on 0800 611116 or see your doctor if you have breathing difficulties or chest pain.
  • Anyone in the vicinity is advised to keep out of the smoke.

If you have contact with ash or debris please wear a mask. If you feel unwell after contact with ash or debris please contact your GP or call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

For health advice call Healthline for free anytime on 0800 611 116
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