Firefighters battling massive Queenstown blaze at car dealership

Author
Otago Daily Times,
Section
National,
Publish Date
Monday, 20 May 2019, 10:30AM

One person has been injured in a large fire at a car dealership near Queenstown.

A police spokeswoman confirmed emergency services were alerted to a workshop fire at Macaulay Motors, which is in a shopping area at Five Mile, Frankton, at 9.43am.

A fire has broken out at a car dealership in Queenstown. Photo / Supplied
A fire has broken out at a car dealership in Queenstown. Photo / Supplied

One person was injured and an ambulance had been called, but further details were unclear, she said.

By 10.15am the fire appeared contained, but firefighters were still hosing water into the building's roof.

A reporter at the scene said at least two dozen firefighters, some wearing oxygen tanks and breathing apparatus, were at the scene, along with police and a St john ambulance.

There were no longer any flames visible by 10.15am and most of the firefighters were no longer battling the blaze.

Firefighters at Macaulay Motors in Queenstown. Photo / Supplied
Firefighters at Macaulay Motors in Queenstown. Photo / Supplied

Earlier massive flames were seen coming from the building's roof and thick black smoke is visible over much of Frankton.

A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman confirmed crews were at the scene of a building fire in Frankton, but said no further details were available at this stage.

An Airways spokeswoman said the building was on non-airport land to the north of the runway, but flights to and from Queenstown Airport were not affected by the fire.

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