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Factory fire at Gracefield

Firefighters were called out shortly after 6:00 this morning to battle a large blaze at the two-storey Chair Solutions premises in Gracefield, Lower Hutt.

A spokesperson for Fire and Emergency reports that a dozen trucks are at the scene, including specialist support.

No surrounding properties are at any risk, but nearby residents have been warned to close doors and windows and turn off airconditioning, as there is asbestos in the building’s roof.

Hutt Park Road is closed.