Fire services are responding to a shelter belt fire between Te Puna and Bethlehem.

The fire is understood to be near the corner of Te Paeroa Rd and SH2.

A reporter from the scene said ash was travelling about 50m from the fire and shops at the Bethlehem Town Centre had closed their doors to stop smoke coming in.

A reporter from the scene said ash was travelling about 50m from the fire. Photo/George Novak
A reporter from the scene said ash was travelling about 50m from the fire. Photo/George Novak

A fire truck had just arrived at the scene.

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