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Someone forgot to ‘blow on the pie’

The Gisborne police station was evacuated early yesterday afternoon after a burnt pie in the cell block set off fire alarms.

Fire and Emergency NZ sent an appliance to the station at around midday, with another crew on standby.

All staff and prisoners in the cells were evacuated from the building.

“The evacuation was handled really well,” a senior firefighter said.

“We used a positive pressure ventilation system to clear away the pungent smoke from the over-cooked pie.”