A large bush fire is burning near properties in Hawke's Bay.
A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesperson told 1 NEWS they were called to the fire in Puketapu around 3pm.
Fire crews say it was originally a bush fire which spread uphill on Glengarry Road and now spans 200 x 50 metres.
It has not caused any damage to properties at this stage.
Eight fire engines and a helicopter are battling the blaze and no injuries have been reported.