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Bush fire reported in Cooks Beach

Firefighters are responding a fire in the Cooks Beach area this evening.

A fire was reported earlier, about 10 minutes drive up 309 Road, reports Coromandel FM.

In a post on Facebook, Coromandel FM says Whitianga & Cooks Beach fire crews called to a bush fire before 6pm.

"Total fire ban at the moment in the Thames- Coromandel district, see checkitsalright.nz for details."

Earlier today, the Thames-Coromandel District Council posted a safety warning message to Facebook about bush fires.

The post says fires can smolder as embers in the bush for weeks before burstning into flames.

Check out what advice Principal Rural Fire Officer Paul Shaw has to say below.

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