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Fire crews battle Ruakaka scrub fire

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 1/02/2017

Up to 30 firefighters are battling a scrub fire in Northland.

The fire started about 12.45pm on Wednesday and had burnt through a 90,000 square metre area on Marsden Point Road in Ruakaka, but was now contained, a Fire Service spokesman said.

Crews from Waipu, Ruakaka, Marsden Point and Whangerei were maintaining cordons to prevent the fire from jumping Marsden Point Road.

The fire was near a timber yard but it was not in immediate danger, the spokesman said.

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