Purakaunui fire under control

A large scrub fire close to Purakaunui has been brought under control this afternoon.

There were concerns the blaze could have spread to a nearby plantation of pine trees, but it is no longer under threat.

Southern Fire Service shift manager Daryl Ball said they were alerted to the burn-off, north-east of Dunedin, about 3.20pm.

Two helicopters are helping volunteer fire crews from Port Chalmers and Waitati fight the blaze.


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