03:32 GMT10 August 2020
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    A giant blaze, sparking like a ball of fire, woke up dozens of people in the Auckland suburb of New Lynn, forcing people to call rescue services while a giant pillar of smoke rose above the rooftops.

    A massive blast hit a car wreck yard in Auckland, New Zealand early on Thursday, destroying a dozen vehicles, according to preliminary reports. In a video filmed by a witness, one can see a large cloud of smoke and intense flames.

    "Some people said it was just a grass fire, some said it was a transformer on fire but on arrival, we found 12-15 cars on fire in a car wrecker's yard", said Fire and Emergency NZ northern shift manager Carren Larking, adding that the calls about the explosion came at around 1:06 A.M. local time (1:06 PM Wednesday, GMT).

    At the moment, there is no official information about the cause of the blaze. According to preliminary reports, no one was injured as a result of the blast.

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