Auckland firefighters tackle two scrub fires

Thirty-four Auckland firefighters have contained a big scrub fire on Mount Wellington, after putting out another one on Mount Eden.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Smoke from the Mount Eden fire spread over the Auckland CBD before midnight.

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One man, Ben Hocking, watched that fire rage after going up Mount Hobson – just east of Mount Eden – to watch fireworks with friends.

Fire officers say they don‘t yet know whether the fires were started by Guy Fawkes fireworks.

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