Body found after huge explosion shakes Henderson, West Auckland

A body has been located following an explosion at a Henderson address near Swanson Road this evening.

Police are carrying out a scene examination and are working to understand the circumstances of the incident.

Police ask that the public avoid the area if possible while inquiries are underway at a Henderson address near Swanson Road.

Fairfax media report said a shed has blown up in a huge explosion in West Auckland.

It quoted a Fire and Emergency NZ spokesman saying at 4.55pm, three crews were called to a shed on fire in Don Buck Rd in Henderson, West Auckland.

When Fire and Emergency NZ arrived, the shed was “well alight”, the spokesman said.

Police said a report came in just prior to 5pm this evening and Fire and Emergency NZ is at the scene.

There is no more information until Police staff reach the scene to investigate.

Members of the public are requested to avoid the scene if possible as traffic diversions will be put in place shortly.

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