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Firefighters battle Gisborne shed blaze

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 5/10/2016
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Firefighters who needed chainsaws to get at a blaze in a large storage shed in Gisborne expect their battle to put out the flames will go through the night.

A Fire Service spokeswoman says 11 crews are at the 30m by 20m shed at Weatherell Transport on Halbert Rd, where the fire was "well-involved".

"It's going to be a long duration fire," she said.

The service was alerted at 6.20pm on Wednesday, and crews had difficulty getting access to the source of the blaze and had to use chainsaws to cut their way inside.

It was thought no one was in the building at the time.

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