7 Feb 2016

Helicopter on standby to help put out fire on Waiheke

7:06 am on 7 February 2016

A helicopter is on standby to help put out a bush fire on Waiheke Island.

The fire started in a home in Orapiu, at the eastern end of Waiheke, at 4.15am.

The Fire Service says all occupants of the house, which backs on to the bush, got out safely but the fire has spread into the forest.

Other homes in the area are not being evacuated.