There was a fire in the former Mataura paper mill that stores the ouvea premix in Mataura this afternoon. The fire is now out.
In a statement from Fire & Emergency NZ Otago-Southland says no water came into contact with the ouvea premix.
The building has been checked for ammonia gas.
SH93 between Mataura and Clinton has reopened. It was closed earlier today due to a fire at the former Mataura paper mill.