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Fire at Taits in Christchurch

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 16/09/2016

There is a fire in a storage building at the premises of the iconic Christchurch company Tait Communications.

Emergency services were called to Taits on Wairakei Rd, Burnside, at about 6.12pm on Friday and the first crew arrived four minutes later, says Southern fire communications shift manager Andrew Norris.

They found smoke coming out of the roof of a two-storey 10m by 30m building.

The fire was well involved and eight fire crews and a command vehicle are working to stop the fire spreading to other buildings.

All people at the site had been accounted for, he said.

The digital communications company founded by Sir Angus Tait employs 650 people around the world and exports about 95 per cent of products from its Christchurch base.

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