16 Sep 2020

Large grass fire near Mahia Peninsula prompts evacuations

6:55 pm on 16 September 2020

Two homes have been evacuated as a large grass fire burns near Mahia Peninsula in northern Hawke's Bay.

Fire truck

(File image). Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Firefighters were called to YMCA Road, close to a campground, just after 3.30pm.

Eight trucks and three helicopters are at the scene.

The fire is near a forest plantation.