Large fire threatens house

By Elesha Edmonds

Five fire services have responded to the blaze, including two water tankers. Photo / Christine Cornege.
Five fire services have responded to the blaze, including two water tankers. Photo / Christine Cornege.

A large vegetation fire which engulfed 10,000 square metres of scrub, in the central North Island, has been contained by fire services.

A fire service spokesman said that the fire has been contained and fire services have since left the scene.

The blaze, which occurred in Mihi, a remote area 35km from Taupo, came within 30m of nearby houses.

A nearby pine plantation was also threatened by the flames.

Five fire applicances responded to the blaze, including two water tankers.

Rural fire services will continue to monitor the situation.

- Herald on Sunday

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