10 Mar 2013

Scrub fire near Wanganui Airport extinguished

5:59 am on 10 March 2013

Firefighters have extinguished a blaze that burned through scrub close to Wanganui Airport.

The large fire began about midday on Saturday and was fought using an aeroplane carrying water, a helicopter with a monsoon bucket and about 30 firefighters on the ground.

The airport managed to continue operating, despite the fire.