Tree fire sparks WBOP call out

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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.

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