Large fire in Invercargill

While at Oreti beach swimming with my kids this afternoon I noticed a large smoke plume coming from across town - for a drive we went!

It was a large tyre fire on the outskirts of Invercargill, at about 4pm the emergancy crews arrived.

Smoke can be seen throughout the city.

Just as I took the photo an explosion within the fire sent a large flock of birds scattering.....