Firefighters water down a scrub fire that threatened Barnard Road properties this afternoon PHOTO: BEN FRASER
A Rotorua Daily Post reporter said the flames came within metres of several Barnard Rd houses.
See tomorrow's Rotorua Daily Post for more.
Fire crews are at the scene of a scrub fire in Fairy Springs, which is said to be threatening nearby houses.
A Fire Communications spokesman said two fire engines were at the fire on Barnard Rd.
More to follow.