31 Aug 2020

News expected soon on uncontrolled fire near Lake Pukaki

From Morning Report, 7:41 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 yesterday - and had burnt through 2000 hectares of forestry and scrub by last night.

One home has burned down.

RNZ's Eleisha Foon speaks to Corin Dann.