A fire that ravaged 270 hectares of land in Porters Pass in Canterbury has been extinguished.
Fire crews were called to the blaze early on Sunday morning.
At its peak, 30 firefighters and three helicopters were working to contain it.
A Fire and Emergency spokesperson said the fire was put out late this afternoon.
The cause is still under investigation, though the police have said a stolen car used in the theft of an ATM machine at Darfield was found nearby.
State Highway 73 from Springfield to Arthur's Pass continues to be down to one lane.