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Choppers to battle Coromandel fire

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 30/12/2016

Helicopters are expected to be sent to battle a bushfire in rough terrain in Coromandel.

The fire started on Moanataiari Creek Road near Thames on Friday afternoon.

The Department of Conservation choppers will drop water from above the difficult terrain in the hope of controlling the fire enough to allow ground crews in to dampen hotspots.

It's not clear what caused the blaze.

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