Evacuation at Rotorua managed isolation facility after fire

People have been evacuated from a Rotorua managed isolation hotel after a fire, emergency services have confirmed.

A police spokeswoman said police were on the scene helping Fire and Emergency NZ staff after a fire in the laundry of the Sudima Hotel.

Smoke had also been seen coming from the roof, she said.

A Rotorua Daily Post photographer said two fire appliances were at the scene and he could hear a roll call being taken behind white screens at the rear of the hotel.

Police were called to the incident about 1pm.

The spokeswoman said due to the hotel being a managed isolation facility fire crews would require special access.

More to come.

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