Fire in Richmond was controlled

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A fire seen in Richmond early this morning was a controlled and permitted burn, says the Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade.

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A fire captured by a Richmond resident early Wednesday morning.

A photo of the fire was taken by a Richmond resident and sent to nelsonlive.co.nz this morning. Richmond fire chief Craig Piner says the fire was under control and those running it had a permit for the fire.

“Smoke seen rising from Lower Queen St was a controlled burn of debris from a demolished house,” he says.

The Richmond Volunteer Fire Brigade did get a call out to the fire around 7am this morning, but no action was taken.