Auckland firefighters battle scrub fires

Photo / Richard Robinson
Photo / Richard Robinson

Firefighters were called to two scrub fires in Auckland this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to Rukumoana Pl in Clendon Park, Manukau, just after 4pm.

Eight fire engines and two tankers worked on the blaze that reached an area of 15,000 sq m and threatened two houses, said Northern Fire Service communications shift manager Steve Smith.

Crews had the fire under control but were expected to remain at the scene for several more hours to dampen down the area, he said.

No one was injured and no houses evacuated, Mr Smith said.

The cause of the fire was unknown at this stage.

At 4.40pm firefighters were called to a scrub fire in Snells beach, where five fire trucks worked on the blaze. They were dampening down hotspots this evening.

- APNZ

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