Loud explosions have been heard as a car burns in vegetation near residences in Whangaparāoa, Auckland this afternoon.
Footage of the fire sent to 1 NEWS shows thick black smoke rising from some bushes near houses on Karepiro Drive.
A number of explosions ring out as the fire burns.
Fire and Emergency NZ told 1 NEWS they received several calls of a car on fire in a field of gorse in Stanmore Bay.
They were called to the scene at 4:20pm, and used five trucks to battle the blaze which has now been extinguished.