8 Feb 2019

Extreme volatility of Tasman district fire

From Nine To Noon, 9:07 am on 8 February 2019

09:05 Extreme volatility of Tasman district fire

The massive fire in the Tasman district is volatile and growing with wind change potentially threatening homes.

Light winds are forecast today but conditions are tinder-dry and the risk remains extremely high.

Fire and Emergency Incident Controller John Sutton and Rural Regional Manager Richard McNamara speak of the dangerous situation and the strategy to bring the blaze under control.

Also Barbara Stuart from the Tasman Rural Support Trust on the plight of farmers in the region.

Tasman fire composite

Photo: composite