14 January 2021 11.10am
A fire, that began early morning 13 January at the Papakura Scrap Metal Yard, is now under control and fully contained (as of 6.30am 14 January).
Cleaning up after the fire
It’s possible that soot or debris from the Papakura Scrap Metal Yard fire may have gotten into nearby dwellings, offices, shops and other buildings.
Smoke particles and the smell of smoke can persist inside buildings. Some people, including young children and people with pre-existing health conditions, may be exposed to small particles (pollutants) that have landed on surfaces.
There are a number of simple steps you can do to improve air quality in your home or office and reduce the risk of pollutants from the smoke, dust or soot impacting your and others’ health.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
Fire and Emergency New Zealand has information on restoring your property after a fire: https://fireandemergency.nz/in-the-event-of-fire/restoring-your-property/
If you have any respiratory symptoms that you are concerned about, you should seek assistance from your primary health provider or contact Healthline 0800 611116 for free, 24 hour health advice