Firefighters were called to a shed fire near Alexandra this afternoon.
Three appliances have been called out to the Oasis Orchard in Boulton Rd about 2pm.
The fire is now out and a fire communications spokesman said a specialist fire investigator was on scene to determine what chemicals were on site as well as to determine the cause of the fire.
In Otago, firefighter were called to a vegetation fire at Woodside, near Mosgiel at 2.38pm.
Three fire engines are at the scene, with Roslyn, Mosgiel, and Outram fire services in attendance.
A Fire communications spokesman said initial reports were that a block of trees, about 100 square metres in size, had caught fire.
Firefighters at the scene reported winds of more than 11kmh were making it difficult to battle the blaze, he said.
They were expected to remain at the scene for "quite some time."
- © Fairfax NZ News
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