Icepak Coolstores fire in pix

The Icepak Coolstores at Tamahere exploded on Saturday afternoon, April 5, 2008, sending a black mushroom cloud of smoke into the air followed quickly by fierce flames.

Two fire trucks with eight firefighters on board were already on site, having responded to an alarm. The story of the day is told elsewhere on Tamahere Forum. Below is a slideshow of the days of the fire – it burnt for a week – and what happened afterwards.

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Click here for reports of the fire and subsequent events.