Firefighters batting blaze in scrub north of Christchurch

There is a large fire on the banks of the Waimakariri River.
There is a large fire on the banks of the Waimakariri River.

Firefighters in Kaiapoi, north of Christchurch, are attending a large blaze near the Waimakariri River this afternoon.

It is understood the fire is in a grassy area and weather conditions in the area - with strong northwesterly winds and high temperatures - is making it difficult to extinguish.

- NZ Herald

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