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Jan 5, 2015

04:41:35 GMT--Forest / Wild Fire - Australia - New Zealand

EDIS Number: WF-20150105-46550-NZL

Date / time: 05/01/2015 04:37:48 [UTC]

Event: Forest / Wild Fire

Area: Australia

Country: New Zealand

State/County: South Island

Location: Pines Beach

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: N/A


Emergency services said the fire, in a plantation near Pines Beach, started just before 2pm today. Christchurch's Rural Fire Service manager Tim Mitchell said about eight crews were on the scene, and a helicopter with a monsoon bucket was being used. Mr Mitchell said it was hard to say when the fire would be put out. He said that would depend on the weather, but at this stage the winds were working in their favour. Mr Mitchell said no one had been hurt, and no properties had been damaged.

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