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25 Jun 2022 19:48
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  •   Home > News > Accident and Emergency

    Firefighters and air crew battling a large vegetation fire south of Invercargill have stood down for the night

    Firefighters and air crew battling a large vegetation fire south of Invercargill have stood down for the night


    The blaze, which has ripped through about a thousand hectares of manuka scrub at Awarua, is expected to take a fortnight or more to extinguish as it is burnng in peat.

    Incident controller Mark Mawhinney says they'll resume at 8 tomorrow mornng, with nine helicopters and eight ground crews.

    He says there'll also be heavy machinery to construct fire breaks.

    © 2022 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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