11 Jan 2013

Scrub fires in Northland

5:57 pm on 11 January 2013

The Fire Service has dampened down a scrub fire in Northland that it believes was deliberately lit.

Crews were called to the blaze in Opuawhanga, just north of Hikurangi, just before midday on Friday.

Meanwhile, another bush fire has broken out north of the area in Kaitaia, caused by power lines that fell onto scrub.