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A helicopter was sent to a scrub fire on the Taieri, near Dunedin, this afternoon.
A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said they received multiple calls to scrub on fire in Taieri Ferry Rd at 4.15am.
Rural fire crews responded and sent a helicopter to the scene.
Six appliances and a tanker were later sent, where they found less than a hectare of fire had been contained by ground crews.