Firefighters battle large scrub fire in the Karikari Peninsula, Northland

Multiple helicopters with monsoon buckets were used to battle scrub fire in Northland.
JOSEPH JOHNSON / FAIRFAX NZ

Multiple helicopters with monsoon buckets were used to battle scrub fire in Northland.

Four helicopters with monsoon buckets and six fire trucks are battling a large scrub fire in Northland.

The fire service got the call before 6pm on Sunday, and had just started to arrive to the Karikari Peninsula location around 6:30pm.

A fire service spokesman said crews were still battling the fire at 8:30pm, and the helicopters would stand down around sunset.

The fire had engulfed at least two hectares of scrub land.

He said there are no houses in the vicinity and there are no injures.

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