Firefighters battle large bush fire in the Far North

A firefighter on scene at an incident. 6 July 2016.

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Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

Firefighters are tackling a large bush fire which started on Friday night near Whangapē Harbour in the Far North.

Fire and Emergency were alerted about 8pm to the blaze on Warawara Forest Road at Pawarenga.

It was in a remote area near the Golden Stairs Walkway area and there was no road access for fire trucks.

Fire and Emergency said no known structures were at risk and the wind was favourable, blowing the fire towards Whangapē Harbour.

Fire crews have been monitoring the blaze overnight and helicopters will be joining them on Saturday morning.

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