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2500m2 scrub ablaze in Lower Kaimai

A water tanker has been called to help battle the fire in the Lower Kaimai area. Photo: Ryan Wood.

UPDATED 2.59PM: An area 2500m2 of scrub is currently alight in the Lower Kaimai Ranges.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesperson says fire crews are working hard to extinguish the fire on Peers Road, near Omanawa Road.

“We’re now regarding this as a second alarm fire, which means that further resources are on the way.

“Two tankers, four appliances and a rural fire officer are involved in this.”

EARLIER:

Reports are coming in of firefighters battling a large scrub fire in the Lower Kaimai area.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says there a large scrub fire on Peers Road, near Omanawa Road.

It’s understood that firefighters at the scene have called for backup to help battle the blaze.

SunLive is working on getting more information and will update this story as soon as we can.

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