Evening commuters to the North Shore were caught off guard by a brightly burning fire at the top of Svboda Road last night.
Several cars pulled over and others slowed down to view the blaze.
Karlie Shaughnessy of the South East Fire Centre says the fire shouldn’t alarm people – that it was a registered slash burn.
“This is the time of year where people can do their burning and this one was more visible because it was closer to town,” she says.
The fire was being used to destroy two slash piles and Shaughnessy says the burn was about the size of a few homes.