Grass fire reported near Maunganui Road rail lines

Firefighters at a fire in the same area about a week ago. Photo: Cameron Avery.

Reports are coming in of a scrub fire near the railway lines on Maunganui Road.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says firefigters are at the scene of the fire, opposite New World.

"There is a large cloud of smoke coming from near the tracks."

This is the second time firefighters have been called to the area in this month.

On January 13, a passing train sparked several fires along tracks.

At its peak there were four fire trucks and 16 fire fighters battling the blaze along Maunganui Road.

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