Ten-hectare grass fire blazing

Last updated 14:53 01/02/2013

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Firefighters have been called to a 10-hectare grass fire near Hastings just days after a similar fire in the same area.

Crews from Hastings, Otane and the Hastings Rural Fire Brigade are battling the blaze on State Highway 2 near Te Aute Trust Rd with five appliances and a helicopter with a monsoon bucket.

On Monday firefighters battled a blaze on nearby Colin White Rd which covered an eight-hectare area.

No-one was hurt and no properties were threatened in the Colin White Rd fire which started in long, dry grass, 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. 

More information to come. 

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- The Dominion Post

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