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Police probe Tauranga cell tower fire

Firefighters were called to the fire just after 3am. File photo/SunLive.

Police are investigating after a fire at a cell tower near Tauranga.

Emergency services were called to the fire in Kairua about 3.10am on Wednesday.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand northern fire communications shift manager Lauren Sika says on arrival, they found a cell tower on fire.

She says police and the tower company needed to gain access.

A dry powder was used to extinguish the flames, and it was left in the hands of police.

A police spokeswoman says police are on scene and assisting Fire and Emergency New Zealand with the investigation.

-Stuff/Kirsty Lawrence.

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