30 Nov 2015

Firefighters tackle Whareama blaze.

1:44 pm on 30 November 2015

Fire crews battling a large fire that has burned through nearly 200 hectares of forest at Whareama near Masterton are confident of getting it under control by the end of the week.

The timber company Juken owns some of the forest in the area.

General manager Dave Hilliard says the wind and temperatures have dropped, which is helping the 127 firefighters tackling the blaze.

There are four helicopters and several bulldozers and excavators in action, he said.