Two helicopters needed to fight forest fire

Photo / File photo
Photo / File photo

Ground crews and two helicopters are battling a forestry fire in south Wairarapa.

Emergency services were called to Hinakura just before 6am.

Crews from Wairarapa and Wellington are on the ground fighting the blaze that is well involved and covering a 20ha area, with two helicopters also assisting, said a central fire communications spokesman.

There was no threat to properties, he said.

- APNZ

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