9 Mar 2017

Large scrub fire burning near Wanaka

4:01 pm on 9 March 2017

Firefighters are battling a large scrub fire near Wanaka this afternoon, although no homes are being threatened.

Fire Service spokesperson Andrew Norris said the fire broke out in a patch of pine trees off Dublin Bay Road.

He said no houses were being threatened by the blaze, which was being fought by crews from three fire engines, as well as a helicopter.