Out of control fire near Twizel

From Morning Report, 6:50 am on 31 August 2020

Firefighters will soon find out how far an out-of-control blaze has spread in the Mackenzie Basin overnight.

The fire, by Lake Pukaki near Twizel was reported just before lunchtime on Sunday - and had burnt through two-thousand hectares of forestry and scrub by last night.

One home has burned down.

Hamish Cardwell speaks to Susie Ferguson.