16 Feb 2024

'It's all go, smoke everywhere': Port Hills resident

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 16 February 2024

Firefighters are out in force again battling to bring the huge Port Hills Fire under control.

For a second night ground crew worked in the dark trying to contain the blaze and protect houses.

Around 80 houses are still evacuated but people in Hoon Hay Valley Road and Early Valley Road were allowed home late Thursday afternoon.

Fire and Emergency is warning they need to stay alert as they may have to leave again, quickly, if conditions change.

Others on Worsleys Road are still waiting and hoping it will be their turn soon.

Niva Chittock reports.