Fire and Emergency were alerted to the explosion just after 6am. File photo / Bevan Conley
One person has been taken to hospital after an LPG gas bottle in a freedom camping vehicle reportedly exploded.
Fire and Emergency were called to Selwyn Ave in Whangārei just after 6am today with reports a person had been injured following an “incident involving a gas bottle in a freedom camper”, shift manager Josh Pennefather said.
A fire investigator attended the scene, he said.
A police spokeswoman said police were also notified of the incident, and that one person has been taken to hospital.