Large scrub fire breaks out in Whitford, Auckland

Firefighters are battling a large scrub fire that has broken out in Whitford, South-east Auckland. 

The fire started from a spark from a concrete cutter, a neighbour told Newshub. 

Firefighters were called to Birch Park Lane at 12:48pm on Thursday, Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) shift manager Daniel Nicholson told Stuff. 

A water tanker and five fire trucks are currently battling the blaze which according to Nicholson is 500m x 500m.  

FENZ has yet to report if any properties are threatened by the fire. 

The Police have yet to comment.