A drone being flown near a vegetation fire in the hills above Naenae has forced Fire and Emergency to suspend their aerial firefighting operations.
Fire and emergency were called to the fire in Naenae near Wilkie Crescent just after 4pm.
Eleven crews are involved and helicopters were being use to fight the blaze.
However, incident Controller Jason Hill said the firefighting efforts have been interrupted by someone flying a drone above the area.
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