Multiple fire crews are battling a large grass blaze in the Wairarapa.
A large blaze in Wairarapa, near Gladstone has been brought under control nearly two hours after fire crews started battling it.
Earlier, a Fire and Emergency NZ (Fenz) spokesperson said the grass fire at an address on Gladstone Rd was about 350m by 350m in size.
They said they received a 111 call about the fire about 3.41pm today.
“Crews from Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, Mauriceville, Remutaka, Palmerston North and Wainuioru have been called in to help fight the blaze,” they said.
One helicopter was called to assist crews but was stood down.
“The fire was brought under control around 5.30pm, with the land handed back to the owner around 6.30pm,” the Fenz spokesperson said.