11 Oct 2015

Fire on tussock land in central Canterbury

5:12 pm on 11 October 2015

Firefighters are battling a fire covering about eight hectares of land near Lake Lyndon in central Canterbury.

A Fire Service spokesperson said the fire was on steep tussock land, between State Highway 73 and Lake Coleridge.

A helicopter and about a dozen Department of Conservation staff are at the site.

It is not known what caused the fire.