Firefighters still tackling multiple fires in Canterbury

From Morning Report, 6:45 am on 20 February 2024

Firefighters are still wrestling with two major bushfires in Canterbury.

Fire and Emergency says about ninety firefighters are still working to extinguish a fire on Port Hills in Christchurch.

And about fifty more are working to keep a scrub fire contained in the Waikari Valley near Waipara. Residents were allowed to go home last night but Civil Defence says the fire will keep burning for some time.

Hurunui District Mayor Marie Black spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.