Fire at Waitapu Bay in Northland

  • 21/10/2017
The fire covers about three hectares.
The fire covers about three hectares. Photo credit: file

Two helicopters with monsoon buckets are being used to fight a fire in an area of gorse at Waitapu Bay in Northland.

Fire and Emergency NZ were alerted to the blaze shortly before 4pm on Saturday, a spokesman says.

The fire covers about three hectares.

There are houses in the area but they are not at risk at the moment, the spokesman says.

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