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Pegasus Beach Fire Update #7

3 November 2022 | Emergency Information

The 130 evacuated residents of the Woodend Beach Holiday Park will be allowed to return home this evening as of 5pm through a managed re-occupation.

Pegasus Beach Fire Update #6

3 November 2022 | Emergency Information

Ground crews and aerial waterbombing are making good progress in bringing the Pegasus Beach fire under control, Incident Controller Dave Berry says.

Pegasus Beach Fire Update #5

3 November 2022 | Emergency Information

Four helicopters with monsoon buckets are dropping thousands of litres of water on the Pegasus Bay fire this morning, while seven ground crews are working.

Pegasus Beach Fire Update #4

3 November 2022 | Emergency Information

The Pegasus Beach fire is still burning, and is covering an estimated 200 hectares of land.

Pegasus Beach Fire Update #3

3 November 2022 | Emergency Information

The fire which started at Pegasus Beach last night is still travelling fast in a southerly direction parallel to the beach, driven by the wind.

Pegasus Beach Fire Update #2

2 November 2022 | Emergency Information

The Woodend Beach Holiday Park is being evacuated as a precaution, with the park currently in the direct path of the fire as it heads south from Pegasus Beach.

Pegasus Beach Fire

2 November 2022 | Emergency Information

At 7.53pm, Fire and Emergency was called to a large vegetation fire at Pegasus Beach. There are currently 12 trucks on the scene.

Lake Tekapo Fire final update

2 November 2022 | Emergency Information

Firefighters have contained the vegetation fire which broke out close to the Lake Tekapo Village and the nearby power station early this morning.