18 Jan 2016

Scrub fires in Northland 'suspicious'

8:47 am on 18 January 2016

Fire crews have brought six fires under control in Northland.

The scrub fires broke out just after 5am across more than a hectare of land, on the Pouto Peninsula south of Dargaville.

The fires are being treated as suspicious.

Four fire trucks are still at the scene, which had to be accessed initially by helicopter.