Gerry Brownlee had two staff members with him at time of rule breach ... Read more

Scrub fire threatened property

Last updated 16:11 27/02/2013

Relevant offers

A burning car is thought to have caused a scrub fire in Welcome Bay, Tauranga, which threatened homes and caravans.

The Fire Service said it was first alerted to the car fire about 1.40pm and then received reports the fire had spread to scrub and was threatening properties.

By 3.15pm some firefighters were leaving the scene, while others remained on hand to dampen down hotspots in the 2000sqm area affected by the blaze.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers
Opinion poll

Resource consent being denied for the Basin flyover is:

Great news

Wellington's loss

I'm still undecided

Vote Result

Related story: Board of inquiry says 'NO' to Basin flyover

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Quiz SMALL pointer June 26

Daily trivia fix

Is chess your forte?