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Firefighters battle scrub fire on Auckland's west coast

Emergency services battle a fire at Karekare Beach on the West coast of Auckland. Photo / Shalema Wanden-Hannay
Emergency services battle a fire at Karekare Beach on the West coast of Auckland. Photo / Shalema Wanden-Hannay

Firefighters battling a large scrub fire on Auckland's west coast have managed to contain it.

Fire Service senior communicator Nicole Bernard said the fire on Karekare Road - which leads to the popular Karekare surf beach - was about 20 hectares in size when crews arrived about 1.30pm.

It was now contained to a cliff, one hectare in size, she said.

Seven fire trucks are currently attending the fire, and a helicopter was also bucketing water onto the blaze.

Ms Bernard had not had any reports of property being under threat from the fire.

- APNZ

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