“Fast moving” vegetation fire in North Canterbury

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Feb 18, 2024 |

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Eyewitnesses of a large vegetation fire in North Canterbury say it’s moving fast.

Fire crews were called to Waikari Valley Road in the Hurunui district just before 9PM.

The town of Waikari has had its power disconnected as a precautionary measure.

A nearby resident they could see the fire moving “very fast, and it’s quite scary.”

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A Fire and Emergency command unit has been set up near the fire.

Crews from Waikari, Hurunui, Scargill, Hawarden and Waipara have been called to the scene.

Residents from Amberley have reported seeing smoke from the large fire.


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Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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