Cell tower fire under investigation near Tauranga

Fire crews put out a blaze at a cell tower near Tauranga (file photo).
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Fire crews put out a blaze at a cell tower near Tauranga (file photo).

Police are investigating after a fire at a cell tower near Tauranga.

Emergency services were called to the fire in Kairua about 3.10am on Wednesday, northern fire communications shift manager Lauren Sika said.

On arrival, they found a cell tower on fire, with police and the tower company needed to gain access.

A dry powder was used to extinguish the flames, and it was left in the hands of police.

A police spokeswoman said police were on scene and assisting Fire and Emergency New Zealand with the investigation.