17 Jan 2014

Coromandel scrub fire contained

9:07 pm on 17 January 2014

Firefighters have controlled a scrub fire on the east coast of Coromandel Peninsula.

The blaze began about 2pm on Friday in Kennedys Bay. Extreme winds had made it difficult for crews to bring it under control.

A spokesperson says three helicopters have now left and four crews remain to put out what's left of the fire.