Fence on fire in Tauriko
UPDATED 12.05PM: A fire at a property in Tauriko is believed to be the cause of an unattended burn-off.
Greerton fire station officer Neil Brown says the fire occurred just after 11am.
“Police received a call about smoke in the area at about 11.20am.
“This spread to the fence then a shed on the property. Initial cause indicates this has happened from an unattended burn-off.
“Because it’s a windy day the fire has spread.”
A reporter at the scene says the owner of the property is on site.
Reports are coming of a vegetation fire on State Highway 29, near Tauriko.
A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says vegetation and a shed is on fire near the highway.
Firefighters are at the scene.