31 Aug 2020

Weather forecast hopefully stalls the Mackenzie blaze

From Lately, 10:20 pm on 31 August 2020

Firefighters hope forecast rain will bring much needed relief in the fire-affected Mackenzie District.

Fire and Emergency say the scrub and tree fire which started yesterday has burnt through an area around three-and-a-half-thousand hectares.

Mid-South Canterbury principal rural fire officer Rob Hands speaks with Karyn about today's efforts and the firefighting plan for tomorrow.

Two helicopters sweep overhead of the fire at Lake Pukaki in the MacKenzie District.

Photo: RNZ / Nathan Mckinnon