31 Aug 2020

Fire near Lake Pukaki spreads overnight

From Morning Report, 8:37 am on 31 August 2020

The fire raging through pine and scrub by Lake Pukaki, near Mount Cook, has spread overnight.

Fire and Emergency believes the fire started when a hunter knocked over a camp stove. The hunter received minor injuries trying to put out the fire and has been treated.

Chris Clarke, from the Mackenzie District Council, has been in briefings this morning.

He speaks to Corin Dann.