Fire crews still trying to bring Titahi Bay fire under control

From Morning Report, 8:11 am on 12 January 2024

Eight fire crews are still working to bring a vegetation fire in Titahi Bay, near Porirua, under control. The fire started late last night and is burning over about 10 hectares in Whitireia Park, with further fire crews and helicopters with monsoon buckets set to join the fire fighting effort this morning. Fire and Emergency's incident controller, Steve Hudson, told Charlotte Cook the fire had moved around on hilly terrain in the strong winds overnight.