Large Carterton fire under control, highway reopened

Costley St.
Costley St. Photo credit: Google Maps

A large fire which threatened properties and closed a section of State Highway 2 has been brought under control.

The highway has reopened after a scrub fire forced it to close between Brooklyn Rd and Victoria St in Carterton.

A spokesperson for Carterton Volunteer Fire Brigade said the fire is out, but crews are remaining on site to monitor hot spots. 

Four Fire and Emergency NZ appliances and two tankers battled the large scrub fire on Costley St.

There are no reports of any injuries.