Fire brigade battle scrub fire near Porirua Station
A Porirua firefighter drags a hose through the Porirua stream to gain access to the scrub fire at the northern end of the railway station. JAMES PAUL
Firefighters battled a large scrub fire near Porirua Station this morning. Fire Service central communications relieving shift manager Belinda Beets said the Porirua Fire Brigade were sent to 1 Station Road East, near Piggy Packers Rentals at about 10.20am to extinguish a large area of blazing toetoe flax. Crew members clambered over a fence and through Porirua Stream with fire hoses to gain better access to the fire. Plumes of smoke could be seen a couple of kilometres away in the centre of Porirua.
Porirua Fire Brigade battle a scrub fire just outside Piggy Packers Rentals boundary, at the northern end of the railway station. JAMES PAUL
The blaze was extinguished about midday, and no-one was injured. One bystander, who was at the scene before the two fire engines arrived, said he saw a man on top of a container with a phone in one hand and a hose in another, trying to put out the flames. It was not yet known how the fire started.
A bystander watches as firefighters try to gain better access to a scrub fire that rages at the northern end of Porirua Station. JAMES PAUL
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