Fire crews are responding to a bush fire in Auckland’s west this afternoon.
A helicopter with a monsoon bucket fights a fire near west Auckland.
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The blaze, at a pine tree plantation, broke out about 12.40pm on Saturday in Helensville near Awaroa Road.
A Fire and Emergency spokesperson told 1 NEWS they received multiple calls to "smoke in the hills" before 1.00pm.
Nine fire crews are at the scene to fight the fire, as well as a helicopter, with an additional helicopter on standby.
The flames are burning an area of about one square hectare, the spokesperson said.
The blaze is not threatening any structures.