30 Nov 2015

Crews keep battling Waikakaho Valley fire

1:44 pm on 30 November 2015

About 40 firefighters will return today to Marlborough's Waikakaho Valley to continue battling a fire burning for almost a week.

Residents evacuated from the area have been allowed to return to their homes, as fire crews try to deepen the containment lines.

Some firefighters were diverted yesterday to another fire which broke out in Havelock.

Marlborough principal rural fire officer Richard McNamara told Morning Report dry weather and El Nino conditions were resulting in fires which typically would not be seen until February.