12 May 2014
Fire in Kumeu contained
A fire near
Old North Road, Kumeu is creating significant amounts of
smoke this morning, hampered by light wind conditions
preventing the smoke from dispersing naturally.
has been contained, with Auckland Rural Fire and the NZ Fire
Service now working to extinguish it completely using
suppressants, water tankers and machinery.
that the public stay away from the area if possible;
there’s poor visibility and people are reporting the
effects of the smoke,” says Bryan Cartelle, Principal
Rural Fire Officer.
“People sensitive to smoke should
stay indoors if they are able to and close their windows and
The fire crew expects the smoke will clear and
the fire will be extinguished this afternoon.
been no reports of damage to property.
The fire was
reported at 7.46am this morning and crews were at the site
shortly after, where they will remain until the fire is
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