A fire at Tutukaka in Northland that threatened houses has been brought under control.
A Fire Service spokesperson said 16 fire crews and three helicopters fought to contain the approximately 25ha blaze, which got to within 200m of houses. It was brought under control about 6.30pm.
Tutukaka Block Rd was closed and there was no access to Whangaumu Bay, the spokesperson said. Traffic would be turned around at Dolphin Bay.