15 Mar 2012

Large forestry fire in Tasman

7:16 pm on 15 March 2012

Fire crews in the Tasman district are fighting a large fire in a forestry block.

The fire is covering about 5 hectares near Tapawera.

The fire service was alerted to the fire at 3.30 Thursday afternoon.

Nine appliances, two helicopters and 40 fire fighters are on site.