Fire in Reporoa. Photo: Chad Spitz
Multiple fire appliances and helicopters are fighting a bush fire in Reporoa this afternoon.
It's understood that nearly five square km of bush has been burning near Settlers Rd in Reporoa, stretching along about two kms.
The NZ Fire and Emergency shift manager says that crew are on the scene working with the land owners to bring the blaze under control.
The fire had been planned as a controlled burn, but is now endangering a nearby pine forest.
People watching from the surrounding area are reporting that there are three helicopters and multiple fire trucks at the scene.