Two helicopters are helping firefighters battle a blaze on the hills above Lake Dunstan in Central Otago this afternoon.
Strong winds are fanning the flames across private Cromwell farmland which broke out about 2.30pm.
A Fire Communications spokesman said the fire covered 30ha to 50ha and was being fought by crews from Cromwell and Tarras.
No further details are available.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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