Firefighters are battling a vegetation fire in the Western Bay of Plenty this afternoon.
A row of trees caught fire on Old Coach Road in Paengaroa around 12.30pm.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern fire communications shift manager Peter Stevenson says the fire covered a large area.
“It was around 300 metres by 50 metres.
“It’s all under control now.”
Firefighters are remaining at the scene to make sure there are no flare ups.