Large fire near Hamilton a controlled burn

Fire crews have been called to the scene. Photo / File
Fire crews have been called to the scene. Photo / File

A large fire on the outskirts of Hamilton is a controlled burn.

Fire crews on the scene at Karakariki road near Whatawhata and aren't hosing it down, as the fire is dying down on its own.

Fire Communications shift manager Jaron Phillips said while the blaze was under control, the landowner didn't have a permit.

He said it's now up to the council to follow up on the matter.

- Newstalk ZB

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