26 Dec 2009

Helicopter used against scrub fire

5:04 pm on 26 December 2009

A scrub fire is burning out of control in Northland.

Rural fire crews were called to a property in Moerewa, near Kawakawa, at about 3.30pm on Saturday.

The fire has spread across a hectare of farmland, but is not threatening any other properties.

The Fire Service says the site is difficult to access and crews are relying on helicopter with a monsoon bucket to extinguish the blaze.