Out-of-control burnoff reined in

Last updated 13:08 28/01/2013
PHIL REID/Fairfax NZ

Fire fighters get an out-of-control burnoff in the hills above Hutt Valley under control.

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An out-of-control fire in the hills above the Hutt Valley today started as a controlled burn.

The fire beside Haywards Hill was lit to get rid of pine cuttings, Porirua City Council principal rural fire officer Peter Chapman said.

''The great thing about it was he called the fire service straight away when it got out of control,' Mr Chapman said.

The fire covered an area off about 50 metres by 20m.

It was brought under control by about 12.30pm.

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- The Dominion Post

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