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  • Jessica Doney

Omaio's General Store Devastated By Fire

It's a sad day for residents across the Omaio area.


Highway 35, Omaio's only general store, was gutted by a fire yesterday afternoon.


Crews arrived at the scene on State Highway 35, Omaio at 1pm.


"The fire was well involved upon arrival," a Fire and Emergency spokesperson says.


Three appliances and one water tanker from the Ōpōtiki and Waihau Bay stations attended the scene.


"The fire was suppressed and under control by 2:35pm," the spokesperson says.


According to a post on the Highway 35's Facebook page, the shop is now closed indefinitely due to the fire.

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