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.

Add a Comment



Our journalists are your neighbours

We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news.

As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter.

We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter.

Become a Supporter