Katikati Volunteer Fire Brigade were called to a shed fire last night and found an alight tractor inside.

A fire northern communications spokesman said the shed on fire was on Kauri Point Rd, north of Katikati, and it was "well involved" when the fire brigade arrived.

A tractor on fire inside the shed was extinguished and its owner towed it out of the shed.

The fire brigade dampened down the hot spots and left.

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Also last night, Mount Maunganui Fire Service investigated a smell of gas on Maunganui Rd, which was caused by a gas company purging its lines.

Te Puke Fire Service was notified about a car fire last night, but was unable to find any sign of the vehicle.