Fire at Kawerau New World

The Kawerau community, friends of the store and the local fire brigade have come together this morning following a fire in New World.

Thanks to the work of the local brigade and a quick working sprinkler system the blaze with flames of up to four metres was contained quickly.

The blaze reportedly started in the back freezer in the early hours of this morning.

Store owner Ricky Bowen says everyone has been a huge help.

He says they’re hoping to reopen the store at around midday.

Sam Gardner