Wildfire on Governors Bay Road, Christchurch

Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Wildfire on Governors Bay Road, Christchurch

Members of the public are asked to avoid Governor’s Bay Road, near Cass Bay, as Fire and Emergency responds to a wildfire.

The fire is burning gorse near the top of the hill. The very hot and windy conditions, combined with access difficulties are proving a challenge.

Five appliances are in attendance with a helicopter on standby. There are currently no structures at risk. Fire and Emergency is also dealing with a number of smaller fires in Selwyn and north of Christchurch.

People are urged to remain vigilant and be extremely careful. Avoid any activities that may accidentally cause a fire, including operating machinery, carelessly discarding cigarettes or parking hot vehicles on dry grass.

 

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For more information contact:

Joss Debreceny | Senior Communications Advisor, Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Mobile: 027 586 7243