10 Mar 2016

Dry, windy weather in Canterbury causing fires

From Checkpoint, 5:38 pm on 10 March 2016

Some rural homes in South Canterbury are being evacuated as firefighters try to bring a fire under control in the Malvern Hills. Hot, dry and extremely windy conditions in the region are making things difficult for the fire service. Meanwhile another scrub fire has broken out near Darfield, closing part of State Highway 73.