Large scrub fire consumes buildings in Eastern BOP

Fire truck. Photo. File Images.

A scrub fire in the Maraenui district near Opotiki is currently being attended to by fire crews in the area.

The scrub fire, measuring 200 metres by 20 metres, has now involved several buildings in the vicinity.

“There’s a hay barn, a shed and a cowshed now involved," says Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern communications shift manager Craig Dally.

Three crews are currently in attendance with four more on their way to attend.

Dally also confirmed that a helicopter has been dispatched to assist in controlling the blaze.

SunLive will continue to seek information on this matter and update appropriately.




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