Far North scrub fire under control

By Kristin Edge of the Northern Advocate -
Kerikeri firefighters used shovels and hoses to put out a fire on a Wiroa Rd lifestyle block yesterday. Photo / Peter De Graaf/Northern Advocate
Kerikeri firefighters used shovels and hoses to put out a fire on a Wiroa Rd lifestyle block yesterday. Photo / Peter De Graaf/Northern Advocate

Firefighters say a scrub fire in Omapere in the Far North is now under control.

The fire which started in a field behind the Omapere Fire station at 2.55pm spread quickly up the hill.

The Fire Service says that no homes were threatened by the blaze which quickly gre to the size of a football field.

By 3.45pm the blaze was under control with small area still burning.

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