A woman has serious injuries after an unladen logging truck and mini tanker full of diesel collided in the Kaingaroa Forest.

The crash happened at the intersection of Boundary Rd and Pukeroa Rd just before 9am.

Northern fire communications shift manager Scott Osmond said six fire appliances from both Rotorua and Taupo were sent, although four were turned back before arriving at the scene.


Mr Osmond said none of the diesel spilled in the crash.

Two fire crews were still at the scene.

St John Lakes area territorial manager Hilary MorrishAllen said the woman was being taken out by road ambulance.

Two vehicles - believed to be a logging truck and fuel tanker - have collided in the Kaingaroa Forest.

Emergency services have just arrived at the scene of the crash at Iwitahi, on the Taupo side of the forest.

Police have confirmed the crash has happened in the forest area but the exact location was unclear.

Bay of Plenty District Command Centre Senior Sergeant Karl Konlechner said details were still coming it but initial reports were that the crash involved a logging truck and fuel tanker.

More soon.