Firefighters and emergency services were alerted to the explosion just after 6 a.m. File Photo / Bevan Conley
One person has been taken to hospital after a reported explosion of an LPG cylinder inside a camper van.
Fire and Emergency was called to Selwyn Ave in Whangārei just after 6am today with reports that one person had been injured following a “gas cylinder incident at a freedom camper,” shift supervisor Josh Pennefather said.
A fire investigator was on site, he said.
A police spokeswoman said police had also been informed of the incident and one person was taken to hospital.
A St. John spokesman said one person was seriously injured and taken to Northland Base Hospital by ambulance.