9 Jan 2020

Napier fire easing, cordon to lift tonight

9:05 am on 9 January 2020

Dozens of firefighters are continuing to mop-up a large but contained forest fire near Napier.

Napier fire as seen from Tangoio Marae.

Napier fire as seen from Tangoio Marae. Photo: Supplied / Diana Taunoa

The fire on Tangoio Settlement Road has destroyed about 350 hectares of pine forest since Tuesday.

In a statement, Civil Defence said the fire was still burning and around 30 personnel were on the ground.

"The fire is fully contained but not extinguished yet, so there will still be some smoke over the next few days."

A cordon at the junction of Tangoio Settlement Road and Waipatiki Road will be lifted at 6pm tonight and some firefighters will be pulled off the line tomorrow as the fire eases.

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