Shelter belt fire in Katikati

Firefighters are dealing with a shelter belt fire in the Western Bay of Plenty. File image/SunLive.

Fire crews are battling a fire that has broken out in scrub in Katikati this morning.

The fire is on Beach Road, says Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern communications shift manger Kaisey Cook.

“We are in attendance at a small scrub fire, it’s approximately 5m by 9m, that’s broken out and gone into a shelter belt.”

She says there are two fire trucks and a tanker on scene and one more fire truck on the way just for water.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage, she says.

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