Firefighters investigating Mauao smoke reports

Firefighters responded to reports of smoke coming from Mauao this morning. Photo: Ursula Keay.

Reports are coming in of an incident in Mount Maunganui.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says there are firefighters at the base of Mauao.

"There is also smoke coming from the mountain."

Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern fire communications shift manager Carren Larking says there is smoke showing from the top of Mauao.

"There are two fire appliances at the bottom of Mauao and firefighters are making their way up in a 4WD."

SunLive is working on getting more information and will provide an update when we can.

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