Van fire on Kaimai causes delays

Matamata Fire Brigade were called to a van on fire near the summit of the Kaimai Range last night.

Fire Communication shift manager Jaron Phillips says the Matamata Fire Brigade were called to the scene at 7.44pm last night to a van which was on fire.

He says all occupants of the vehicle were accounted for and no injuries were reported. No other vehicles were involved in the incident and he was unsure what caused the blaze he described as "fully involved".

A motorist called SunLive to say they were on their way to Auckland but traffic had come to a complete stop.

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'I couldn't see what was on fire but it lit up the whole area. We needed to get to Auckland by a certain time so we turned around to find an alternate route.

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