A fire has broken out at a group of pine and lupin trees at a beach in Heyward Point, near Dunedin.
Fire crews were called to the trees directly behind Whareakeake beach at 12.30pm.
A fire and emergency spokesperson told 1 NEWS two helicopters and two crews have been called to the scene.
One structure is at risk from the fire, but no one has been hurt.
Four crews are on the way.