7 Oct 2015

North Otago houses evacuated as plantation fire burns

10:18 am on 7 October 2015

The Fire Service has evacuated several rural homes in North Otago as an uncontained plantation fire, fanned by strong winds, continues to burn.

The fire on Stoneburn Road, a rural area between Palmertson and Ranfurly, and spread over 30 to 40 hectares area of scrub and tussock.

The evacuation is a precaution at this stage and a helicopter is to assess the situation.