Scrub fire battled at west Auckland's Waikumete Cemetery

Emergency services have contained a scrub fire that broke out at west Auckland's Waikumete Cemetery on Wednesday.

A spokesperson for the fire department said there was no indication yet of what caused the fire but the first crew discovered multiple sets of fire.

Six crews and a water tanker are currently in attendance as they battle to keep the fire contained with less than favourable windy conditions.

The 108-hectare cemetery is New Zealand's largest, and borders the Auckland western rail line.

Images shared to social media showed large plumes of smoke rising into the air, before over 30 firefighters managed to tackle it.

"Plenty of sirens and now the occasional whiff of smoke. Just as well there has been some rain recently so is not completely tinder dry," one person wrote.

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