Fire on Takaka Hill

06:29, Feb 22 2013
Smoke rises from the fire at the quarry near Bruce trader orchards.

Fire crews from around the region are fighting a scrub fire on Sandy Bay Rd near the Takaka Hill.

The fire broke out at around 4pm. It is unclear whether the blaze is threatening nearby property.

A helicopter and fire crews from Motueka, Ngatimoti and Richmond have been sent to assist with keeping the fire under control.