Blazes keep Dunedin crews busy

Couch, scrub and forest fires kept Dunedin firefighters busy overnight.

Firefighters from Willowbank Fire Station were called to extinguish a couch fire in Chambers St, Northeast Valley about 11pm last night, a Fire Service southern communications spokeswoman said.

Another couch fire, on the corner of Harrow and Vire Sts in Central Dunedin, prompted a callout for firefighters from Dunedin Fire Station about 12.30am this morning, she said.

Both blazes took about 10 minutes to extinguish.

Earlir crews Roslyn were called to a 30sq m forest fire in Three Mile Hill Rd, North Taieri about 10pm last night.

The fire was not being treated as suspicious and police were called for traffic control while firefighters battled the blaze, she said

The fire was monitored overnight.

Firefighters from St Kilda Fire Station were called to a 20sq m scrub fire in John Wilson Ocean Dr, near Chisholm Park Golf Course, about 1am today, she said.

The fire took more than an hour to extinguish.

The fire was not being treated as suspicious and police were not called.

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