16 Feb 2024

Majority of Port Hills residents able to sleep in own beds

From Checkpoint, 5:15 pm on 16 February 2024

The majority of Port Hills residents will be able to sleep in their own beds tonight, on the condition they prepare to evacuate at short notice.

Fire officers will remain on the ground over the weekend, 70% of the 650 hectare blaze is now contained.

Three properties remain in a cordoned off black zone, all other residents have been allowed controlled access but need to remain vigilant for flare ups.

Samantha Gee and Nate McKinnon have been at the scene.