Emergency services are currently responding after a car hit what is believed to be a gas pipe at Briscoes in Hastings Street, Napier.
Briscoes has been evacuated as a precautionary measure, as have hotels along Hastings Street near Briscoes.
Police are asking the public to avoid the area contained by Munro Street, Sale Street, Edwardes Street and Marine Parade.
We will provide an update as soon as more information is available.
Issued by Police Media Centre.
We're asking the public to please avoid the area