7 Feb 2019

Nelson fire: Evacuees wait to return to homes

From Morning Report, 6:09 am on 7 February 2019

Fire crews have been working through the night to contain the huge bush fire near Nelson. One house has been destroyed and 235 properties have been evacuated. About 40 police officers from Wellington and Canterbury have been brought in to help with the emergency response. Staff from the Defence Force and the Department of Conservation will arrive to today as well as more aircraft. RNZ reporter Tracy Neal is at the Richmond Emergency Coordination Centre in Nelson.