Gorse fire threatened houses on Wellington coast

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

A large gorse fire threatened three houses near Wellington's southern coast this morning.

Seven fire trucks were called to the 200 sq m fire off Hungerford Rd in suburban Houghton Bay about 11.20am.

The fire had threatened three houses in the area, but firefighters brought it under control within two hours.

A central fire communications spokeswoman said the cause of the blaze was not yet known.

- APNZ

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