Scrub fire on Maunganui Road

Firefighters dampening down hot spots from this aftenoon's scrub fire. Photos: Cameron Avery.

UPDATED 3.52PM: A scrub fire along Maunganui Road, near the train tracks, is now under control.

The fire was initially reported at 3.30pm.

Fire crews remain at the scene of the fire, which is located opposite the Central parade shops and along about 100m stretch behind Epic Windows and Doors on Newton St, says a photographer at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

EARLIER:

Firefighters are battling a scrub fire in Mount Maunganui this afternoon.

A SunLive reader has contacted us on Facebook to say there is a fire along the train tracks between Epic Windows and Doors, and Maunganui Road.

Another person who called the 0800 SUNLIVE hotline says there looks to be three separate fires in the area near Tweed Street,

"There also looks to be a skip bin fire on the corner of Hull Road and Newton Street.

"Fire crews are there."

At the scene?

Call 0800 SUNLIVE or email photos to newsroom@thesun.co.nz




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