A massive scrub fire on Mt Wellington was seen across much of Auckland on Tuesday night, as firefighters battled to bring it under control.

Fire service spokesman Daniel Nicholson said the 60m by 40m blaze was brought under control late last night after Fire and Emergency New Zealand was alerted at 7.20pm.

The blaze on Mt Wellington. Photo / Supplied
The blaze on Mt Wellington. Photo / Supplied

A resident told the Herald he looked out his kitchen window to see the mountain ablaze, with plumes of smoke rising into the clear night sky.

"I'm stuck at home in lockdown, and I look out the kitchen window to this huge fire on Mt Wellington," he said

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The fire looked to be on the south side of the hill, with fire trucks at the scene, he said.

Six crews rushed to the scene shortly after.

There were no reports of injuries, Nicholson said.

In November last year firefighters battled a massive fire at Mt Wellington, with fireworks believed to be the culprit.

Enormous plumes of smoke rose up over the north side of Mt Wellington, shrouding the city, with numerous fires across the country as Kiwis celebrated Guy Fawkes Night.

The blaze on Mt Wellington. Photo / Supplied
The blaze on Mt Wellington. Photo / Supplied

There was no road access, so firefighters were forced to roll out "hundreds of metres" of hose. A helicopter could be seen circling above the hill.

The blaze, at its peak just before 10pm, was 200m by 100m with multiple crews working to extinguish it, Fire and Emergency NZ shift manager Carren Larking said at the time.