Multiple fire trucks are at a vegetation fire on a hillside in Whanganui.

Plumes of smoke can be seen over Aramoho as it drifts from the fire on Sewell Rd off Brunswick Rd.

Fire and Emergency are waiting for a helicopter to assist with a vegetation fire as the steep terrain is proving difficult for fire crews in attendance.

Two fire appliances and a water tanker are at the scene.

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Fire and Emergency were alerted to the blaze at around 12.15pm.

Firefighters can be seen using hoses at the top of a steep hill.

Firefighters battle huge vegetation fire near Brunswick Rd
Firefighters battle huge vegetation fire near Brunswick Rd
Firefighters battle huge vegetation fire near Brunswick Rd
Firefighters battle huge vegetation fire near Brunswick Rd

More to come