A house was badly damaged in a suburban fire in Hastings during a spate of emergencies amid strong winds in Hawke's Bay on Tuesday.
The fire at a property in Kiwi St, Camberley, was reported at 2.43pm, with 2 fire trucks from the Hastings station less than 2km away soon on the scene followed by 1 truck from Napier.
A Fire and Emergency NZ shift manager in Wellington said the fire was reported "well involved" when the first crew arrived and while it took 20 minutes to bring the blaze under control crews were at the scene more than an hour-and-a-half.
There were no reports of injuries.
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It was one of nine fire service callouts in Hawke's Bay in about 2-and-a-half hours up to just before 5pm, with five in central and Southern Hawke's Bay, including a tree fire at a property off Tiratu Rd, east of Dannevirke and which kept crews from two fire trucks busy for more than two hours.
Other calls involved damaged and insecure trees, fencing and roofing, and one of several "trampoline rescues," and a hedge fire off St Andrews Rd, Havelock North.