Large grass fire near Hastings

Last updated 21:12 28/01/2013

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Firefighters battled a large grass fire that sparked on a farm near Hastings this afternoon.

Four fire engines and three helicopters attended the now-extinguished blaze, which covered about 8 hectares after the Fire Service received the call to Colin White Rd just after 3pm.

This evening, firefighters were working to extinguish the hot spots, Fire Service spokesman Murray Dunbar said.

There were no reported injuries or properties threatened by the fire, the cause of which was not yet known, he said.

The fire started in long, dry grass, and was not thought to be suspicious, Hastings District Council principal rural fire office Trevor Mitchell said.

The central North Island, including the Hawke’s Bay, has received lower than average rainfall this month, increasing the fire risk.

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- The Dominion Post

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