2 Mar 2020

Fire crews battle two North Island blazes

7:45 am on 2 March 2020

Fire crews have been battling two fires in the North Island overnight.

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Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Several houses in Binnie St, Paihia, were evacuated about 10pm yesterday after a scrub fire broke out.

A Fire and Emergency spokesperson said seven crews were there and two helicopters would join them at daylight.

In Opotiki, a large area of manuka tree trimmings caught fire in Factory Rd.

Ten crews there are yet to contain it.