Bush fire closes Coromandel road
A car has caught fire and set surrounding bush alight on the Coromandel Peninsula this afternoon.
Waikato Police warn delays are possible because of the fire on the Kopu-Hikuai Road, which has closed State Highway 25A across the base of the peninsula.
The road will stay closed until the fire is extinguished, and is likely to only be reopened as one lane for some time.
Police recommend motorists consider an alternate route.