Firefighters, helicopters fight fire in Far North forestry block blaze

Two helicopters called after a fire broke out in a private forest plantation in the Far North. Photo / File
Two helicopters called after a fire broke out in a private forest plantation in the Far North. Photo / File

Two helicopters are helping fight a fire at a private forestry block in the Far North today.

Northern Fire shift manager Megan Ruru said the helicopters and three fire crews were fighting the blaze at a pine plantation on Te Ahu Rd in Te Kao.

The fire, which broke out at about 11am, had engulfed 50m of young pine and scrub.

- NZ Herald

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