17 Jan 2009

Matakana Island blaze under control

10:23 am on 17 January 2009

Firefighters dampened down hot spots on Saturday at the scene of a blaze on Matakana Island off the coast of Tauranga.

A number of fire trucks had to be shipped to the island on Friday to deal with the blaze in the middle of a pine plantation.

Senior Station Officer John Leek says the fire may have been caused by an electrical storm a few days ago.