Firefighters are currently battling a large scrub fire on
Auckland's west coast.
Fire Service senior communicator Nicole Bernard said the fire
on Karekare Road - which leads to the popular Karekare surf
beach - was about 20 hectares in size.
Firefighters were first alerted to the blaze about 1.30pm, Ms
Four fire appliances were currently on scene, and another
three were on their way.
"The helicopter is responding as well."
Ms Bernard had not had any reports of property being under
threat from the fire.
It was too early to say what caused it, she said
- By Teuila Fuatai of APNZ