Trolley of groceries set alight at Henderson Pak'nSave

The Henderson Pak'nSave.
The Henderson Pak'nSave. Photo credit: Google Maps

A fire broke out at a west Auckland Pak'nSave on Sunday evening after someone set alight a trolley of groceries.

Foodstuffs NZ head of corporate affairs Antoinette Laird confirmed the incident occurred at the Pak'nSave supermarket on Lincoln Road, in Henderson.

"The team were quickly alerted and it was extinguished immediately. Fortunately, no one was harmed or injured."

She said the destruction of store property is potentially dangerous and called the behaviour "deplorable".

"Customers and our team have the right to go about their shop or work safely and without threat. 

"Incidents such as this one will be thoroughly investigated by the store and the authorities."

She said the matter is now with police, however, a spokesperson told Newshub they were not aware of the incident.

Fire and Emergency also confirmed they did not attend.

This comes after a blaze broke out at the Countdown in WestCity Waitākere mall in Henderson earlier this month.

The blaze broke out in the chip aisle shortly before 8:30pm on Thursday, May 6. Photos from the incident show chip packets engulfed in flames. 

A 19-year-old has since been charged with arson and shoplifting in relation to the fire, and the supermarket will remain closed until mid-June due to the damage.