8 Feb 2024

FENZ hopes to have Lee Valley fire contained by tomorrow

From Checkpoint, 6:11 pm on 8 February 2024

Fire and Emergency hopes to have the wild fire which has burned through nine hectares of pine forest, contained by the end of tomorrow.

In the meantime, evacuated Lee Valley residents are being allowed limited access to their properties to take care of urgent needs, but they cannot return home.

Nelson-Marlborough reporter, Sam Gee, reports.