A large grass fire in Te Puna that was threatening a property has been contained.

The fire started on Pitau Rd in Te Puna about 3pm, a Fire and Emergency NZ spokeswoman said.

At its peak, the grass fire was 100m by 100m and was threatening a nearby property, but three fire crews quickly contained it, she said.

She said crews were mopping up the leftovers.

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The fire was not being investigated at this stage.