Crews battle large Wanganui blaze

Firefighters are this morning battling a blaze in the Heads Road area of Wanganui.

Initial reports suggest the fire may be at or near a scrap yard.

Huge plumes of smoke were seen billowing across the city and over Castlecliff.

There were reports of smoke being seen and smelt in various suburbs across the city.

One person from Maxwell, about 25km north-west of Wanganui, said they could see the smoke from there.

No other details were immediately available.

- Wanganui Chronicle

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