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Fire breaks out in pine plantation near west Auckland

Fire crews are responding to a bush fire in Auckland’s west this afternoon.

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.

A helicopter with a monsoon bucket fights a fire near west Auckland.
A helicopter with a monsoon bucket fights a fire near west Auckland. Source: Supplied/Gary Robertson


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