Scrub fire in Kaipara

  • 18/01/2016

Firefighters have managed to contain a slow-burning scrub fire near Dargaville.

The Fire Service was called to the one-hectare blaze on the Pouto Peninsula, at the entrance to the Kaipara Harbour, at about 5am this morning.

A spokesman said the fire was under control by 7am, and although helicopters had been prepared to battle the blaze, they were not required in the end.

The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.