Fireworks blamed for Mt Eden crater fire

Fireworks are believed to have been responsible for a large fire in the crater of Auckland's Mt Eden early this morning.

A Fire Service spokesman said emergency services were called to the scene about 2.30am.

The fire covered an area of about 200 square metres.

Twelve appliances attended and it was extinguished by 4am.

Police were speaking to people who were at the scene.

- The Aucklander

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