A fire truck was driving past a downtown Auckland cafe this morning, when an explosion shattered the business' windows.
The crew immediately raced to the Fondue cafe, while a second truck was dispatched to the Hobson St address.
Station Officer Robert Appleton says incredibly, there were no injuries.
He says a chef was reportedly using a handheld butane torch which caught fire and exploded.
However, the exact cause is still being investigated.
The adjoining Auckland City Hotel was evacuated
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