Fire at beach near Aramoana

Helicopters and fire crews are tackling a fire at a beach near Aramoana in Dunedin this afternoon.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand was called at 12.30pm to a fire in pine trees at Whareakeake - also known as Murdering Beach.

The 100m by 150m blaze included multiple seeds of fire, a FENZ spokesman said

Two helicopters had been called due to difficulty getting to the site.

Two appliances from Waitati and Wakari were at the scene.

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