Battle to contain fire in Ruapehu district

7:24 pm on 4 February 2020

Dozens of firefighters are putting out a rubbish fire in Ruapehu district.

Fire service

Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

The fire at a property in Manunui has spread to about a hectare and closed part of state highway 4.

Fire and Emergency say about 60 firefighters and a helicopter are at the scene but are struggling to put it out.

Police are working to reopen state highway 4.