Firefighters battle huge blaze in Waikato's Pureora Forest Park

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Up to 10 fire crews are battling a large forest fire stretching over more than seven hectares in the Pureora Forest Park in the Waikato District this evening.

Abou 10 fire crews are battling a fire spreading across seven hectares of the Pureora Forest Park near Taupo.

Abou 10 fire crews are battling a fire spreading across seven hectares of the Pureora Forest Park near Taupo.

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The Fire Service was alerted to the blaze in the protected forest park this afternoon.

Firefighters battle fire that's ripping through the protected Poreora Forest Park near Taupo.

Firefighters battle fire that's ripping through the protected Poreora Forest Park near Taupo.

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It's already estimated to stretch over seven hectares of the 78,000-hectare park, ripping through some of New Zealand's oldest podocarp trees. 

The size of the fire is expected to spread. 

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