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Large scrub fire on Cornwallis Peninsula

A scub fire in West Auckland has been contained to one hectare after threatening nearby homes and sheds.

Deputy Principal Rural Fire Officer Denis Cooper confirmed to 1 NEWS that the evacuations had been stood down as there was no longer any immediate danger to properties or personnel. 

Four crews are battling the fire on Cornwallis Road along with a helicopter that will work through the night to dampen the area.

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