Faran Lincoln had been studying kingfish patterns for months before catching one.
"I didn't know what to think, I was actually looking for some great big tarantulas running up my lawn but never saw any spiders at all - it was bizarre."
Fire and emergency had the fire extinguished by 8:15 pm on Thursday.
Police thank nearby residents for their understanding.
The incident occurred on Friday at about 3:30pm.
Emergency services were called to the area around 3:35pm.
Dentist Brad Betty said he has had to clean faeces off his business's driveway.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Councillors will decide whether or not to add Māori wards in November.