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Fire on Signal Hill in Dunedin contained

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 27/12/2016

A fire in pine trees on Signal Hill in Dunedin is contained.

Emergency services were alerted to the fire at the rear of Logan Park High School about 2.45pm on Tuesday, police say.

Three helicopters and multiple fire crews are battling the blaze, which is fanned by strong winds, a spokesman for the Fire Service says.

The fire is contained and the crews and the helicopters will continue to fight it into the evening.

No one has been evacuated from any properties and the school is not threatened.

Police earlier warned people living in the suburb of Ravensbourne to be aware of what is happening and keep across any updates because a predicted wind change could shift the fire toward them.

Police have set up cordons in the area and are urging motorists to avoid it.

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