Large blaze erupts in Thames building supply store

A building in the Coromandel town of Thames has caught fire, the large blaze sending billows of black smoke from the roof.

A Fire and Emergency spokesperson confirmed the blaze took place at the building materials supplier ITM on Kopu Road, reported shortly after 1:50pm on Sunday.

Eight fire trucks and one aerial appliance have attended the incident as well as six support vehicles, including a tanker and command unit. The trucks were sent from Tapu, Ngatia, Paeroa, Turua and Hamilton. 

The smoke from the Kopu Rd ITM.
The smoke from the Kopu Rd ITM. Photo credit: Supplied

Despite initial concerns for those inside the two-storey building, the spokesperson confirmed everyone has been accounted for and no injuries have been reported.

Firefighters are continuing to battle the blaze.