Large grass fire near Hastings

Last updated 21:12 28/01/2013

Relevant offers

Hawke's Bay

It's probably safe to go back in the water: Why there's an annual tribute to a Wellington 1852 shark attack victim Man caught drink driving for tenth time says he was going to get insulin Police seek public's help to track down hitch-hiker who assaulted man near Wairoa Hitch-hiker beats man senseless steals his car near Hawke's Bay town of Wairoa Napier's Art Deco dancers gearing up for festival And, we are (almost) go for Kiwi Rocket launch in northern Hawke's Bay Two dead in Hawke's Bay truck crash, State Highway 2 closed Hawke's Bay water bottling plant lies dormant for four months Strong winds fan multiple scrub fires across central North Island Napier-Taupo highway all clear after rolled truck caused traffic delays

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.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content