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Light rain in Marlborough has not eased fire risk concerns but is providing a break for firefighters still working on the Waikakaho Valley, the Fire Service says.
People living in the lower Waikakaho Valley are packing their bags and preparing to evacuate if the wind turns. Audio
The cost of a large forest fire in Marlborough is expected to be at least $3 million. Audio
The Waikakaho Valley forest fire in Marlborough is still burning fiercely more than 24 hours after nine helicopters and fire crews moved in to tackle it. Audio
Firefighters are continuing to battle a large forest fire near Blenheim this morning. Audio
Firefighters are continuing to battle a large forest fire in the Waikakaho Valley near Blenheim. Audio