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One hurt in Pakuranga explosion

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 7/07/2016

One person has been hurt and a garage gutted after a series of explosions in Auckland's Pakuranga.

About 20 firefighters managed to keep the fast-moving blaze at a garage near a block of flats on Latham Avenue from spreading to other buildings on Thursday afternoon.

One person received moderate injuries, but did not need to be taken to hospital, an ambulance spokesman said.

The Fire Service said it had received dozens of calls just before 2pm about a series of explosions and sounds of blasts could be heard over the phone.

The first of seven fire crews arrived shortly after and described a garage as "well involved'.

The cause of the explosions has not yet been determined but a fire investigator had arrived at the scene by 3pm, a Fire Service spokesman said.

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