A helicopter pilot, targeting a Far North scrub fire still burning from last weekend, today discovered more than just water in the helicopter's monsoon bucket.
Northland Helicopters caught a Barracuda in their monsoon bucket
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The Northland Helicopters pilot found a barracuda in the bucket while dampening down hot spots of the fire at Matai Bay on Karikari Peninsula.
A Fire Service spokesperson says the fire has been burning over a contained area of nine hectares near the DOC campground since New Year's Eve.
They say crews will be on site all day, keeping it under control.