Firefighter injured in Akl blaze

  • 22/12/2015
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Firefighters have been battling a forest blaze north of Auckland throughout the night in an effort to bring it under control.

Last night, 13 fire crews, four helicopters and three bulldozers were fighting the 10-hectare fire of five-year-old pine trees and pampas grass at Stillwater.

One firefighter sustained an eye injury while trying to combat the blaze.

Ground crews dampened spot fires after the fire crossed forestry roads.

NZN