Social media lit up on Saturday night after a loud explosive sound was heard in the Omokoroa and Whakamarama area.
SunLive readers also reported hearing the explosion.
“Massive bang heard all around Omokoroa and Pahoia area. And I mean massive!”
Police were notified of a fire on Esdaile Road, Whakamarama about 8.50pm.
“It appears the fire was in a pit on private property and an explosion occurred,” says a Police spokesperson.
Police say there were no reported injuries.