10 Feb 2016

Scrub fire near Porirua school

11:28 am on 10 February 2016

A school has been evacuated after a scrub fire in Porirua near Wellington.

Burnt scrub near Aotea College

Burnt scrub near Aotea College Photo: RNZ / Kate Pereyra Garcia

The fire service was called at about 10:20am after reports of the fire in scrub behind Aotea College.

One appliance was initially sent to the blaze but another one was sent shortly after as more water was needed, the fire service said.

Students and teachers had to be evacuated from the classrooms.

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