16 Feb 2024

Port Hills fire eases overnight

From Morning Report, 6:47 am on 16 February 2024

On Thursday 15 the light from the Port Hill flames could be seen from the central city, but the following morning was a different story.

At least 80 firefighters, 27 trucks, 14 helicopters and two fixed wing planes were involved in battling the blaze.

On Friday morning the thick smell of smoke was the only reminder of the blaze which Fire and Emergency had been unable to contain.

Our reporter Charlotte Cook was at the cordon on Worsleys Road.