27 Jan 2019

Firefighters battle large fire in Northland

2:20 pm on 27 January 2019

Fire crews using helicopters are continuing to fight a large scrub fire in the Far North.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

The fire broke out yesterday on Giles Road at Horeke.

Fire and Emergency said that three helicopters were being used and two others were on standby.

It said about 65 hectares had been burnt so far, but no buildings were at risk.