16 Dec 2020

Hot, windy forecast causing worries in Christchurch after Port Hills fires

From Morning Report, 7:42 am on 16 December 2020

Today's forecast of sunshine and wind for Christchurch has residents and firefighters staying watchful following the mop up of a large fire in the Port Hills overnight.

The latest blaze burned through 18 hectares of tussock and scrub and came within metres of a handful of homes in Clifton.

About 30 firefighters stayed overnight to dampen hot spots and assessments of damage are taking place this morning.

Eleisha Foon spoke to residents affected.