18 Feb 2019

Tasman fire: Firefighters briefly diverted to Motueka blaze

2:50 pm on 18 February 2019

Multiple crews battling the Tasman fire were briefly sent to put out a blaze near Motueka.

Fire truck

Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Emergency services were called to the fire on State Highway 60 about 8.20am.

Fire and Emergency said the blaze happened in a shed - 3m by 4m in size.

It said crews managed to contain the blaze within half an hour and prevent it from spreading to a cool store next door.

Fire and Emergency said the fire was extinguished about 10am.

Investigations are underway.