Firefighters say they are making good progress in the fight against a blaze in Hawke's Bay.
Crews have been working since around midday on Monday after a fire broke out at a pine forest on Tangoio Settlement Road in Napier.
The fire burned through 140 hectares on Monday, and despite being monitored overnight, has now spread to 350 hectares.
A spokesperson from Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) said around 55 firefighters were working to battle the blaze and "making good progress at getting the fire under control".
After a windy day on Monday, conditions on Tuesday were "quite favourable", the spokesperson said.
Earlier on Tuesday FENZ shift manager Chris Dalton said six helicopters and two planes were working to tackle the fire.
Dalton said one property was threatened on Monday, with the house's occupants evacuated.
"The fire had been knocked down but at approximately 3am this morning the fire flared back up again."
Dalton said it could be a long battle to extinguish the blaze.
"It's going to be a long-winded fire by the sounds of it."
The public was warned to stay away from the area.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.