Early morning scrub fire keep firefighters busy

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UPDATE 7.26AM: Delays on State Highway 29a are easing this morning, following a scrub fire near Matapihi.

Firefighters were called to the fire, which was reported to be on the Matapihi side of the Maungatapu Bridge, earlier this morning.

Waka Kotahi Transport Agency had advised motorists to expect delays while the fire being dealt to.

The roading agency says emergency services have now moved on.

"Delays through the area are easing."


Emergency services are dealing with a fire on State Highway 29a, near Matapihi.

This has prompted a warning from Waka Kotahi Transport Agency for to take car while driving in the area.

The incident is reported to be on the Matapihi side of the Mangatapu Bridge.

Meanwhile, reports are coming in of a scrub fire in Te Puke.

A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline says flames can be seen coming from the No.2 Road area.

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

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