5 Dec 2017

Firefighters push back North Island scrub fires

10:03 pm on 5 December 2017

Firefighters in the lower North Island have had a busy evening battling scrub fires.

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Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King;

Six ground crews and a helicopter were called to a fire near Martinborough in Wairarapa just before 5pm.

Crews were also near Pahiatua and Feilding damping down areas where there were scrub fires earlier this evening.

A fire in Whanganui has been completely extinguished.