Two helicopters are fighting a scrub fire north of Auckland this morning.

Fire Service northern shift manager Steve Smith said a fire was burning at Pouto, opposite Southhead on the Kaipara Harbour.

He said the alarm was raised at 5.20am.

Two helicopters with monsoon buckets were fighting the fire.

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Three fire engines would tackle the blaze on the ground.

They were still heading to the remote beachside location.

Rural firefighters would also be joining them in the next hour.