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Helicopter called for assistance to battle fire on Matakana Island

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Firefighters are tackling a large blaze in a pine plantation on Matakana Island in the Bay of Plenty. Photo / Bay of Plenty Times/Cameron Avery

Firefighters from various stations across the Bay of Plenty are currently responding to a large vegetation fire on Matakana Island.

A helicopter has been requested to help battle the blaze.

Matakana on fire. Photo / Alex Cairns
Matakana on fire. Photo / Alex Cairns

The fire is in the pine forest and is spreading fast.

A large plume of smoke is visible from across Tauranga.

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