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Large bush fire burning near properties in Hawke's Bay

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.

A Fire and Emergency NZ engine. Source: Supplied