Batteries on fire in Rocket Lab warehouse

The Fire and Emergency Service is in attendance after batteries caught fire near Auckland Airport.
The Fire and Emergency Service is in attendance after batteries caught fire near Auckland Airport. Photo credit: Newshub.

Firefighters are battling a blaze near Auckland Airport after several batteries caught fire.

Three fire engines are at the scene on Airpark Drive and firefighters have been seen entering a warehouse directly adjacent to a Rocket Lab office.

A witness told Newshub the warehouse is also owned by Rocket Lab, however a Rocket Lab spokesperson has repeatedly refused to comment on whether it's their warehouse.

However the spokesperson did confirmed the blaze is near the Mission Control office, which is their base of operations in Auckland.

Newshub.