Fence fire in Brookfield

The fire is close to surrounding properties. Photos: Colin Poultney.

UPDATE 8.56PM: A fence fire which sparked multiple calls to emergency services is now out.

Firefighters were called to the fire on Jonathon St in Brookfield around 8am.

Three crews were initially called to the fire, put two were stood down, says Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern fire communications shift manager Mark Richards.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but residents in the area are reporting that a power transformer blew and say this may be the cause of the fire.

EARLIER:

Firefighters are at the scene of a fence fire in Brookfield.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says there is a fire at the end of Jonathon Street.

“It looks like it is at a property behind another house.

“A fence appears to be on fire as well.”

SunLive is working on getting more information and will provide an update when we can.

At the scene?

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




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