Thursday, 16 February 2017

Fire-plagued Hawke's Bay declares state of emergency, while storms strike Dunedin and Wellington

New Zealand's wild summer weather continues, with a state of emergency declared in fire-plagued Hawke's bay, while the deep south was hit buy a huge storm.

One Hawke's bay home was destroyed by the fire, while residents in 23 houses near waimarama had to escape the huge blaze. they later came back to there home.

later, as the fire appeared to flame north, about 37 craggy range Rd residents
were forced to evacuate 20 houses.

Christchurch's port hills were also ablaze last night as fire crews battled to contain
flames fanned by strong winds near early valley Rd and Old Tai Rd. 

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