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Source: Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Firefighters have contained the fire near Glasnevin in the Hurunui District.
It currently sits at five hectares in size. Fifteen ground crews remain on the scene, while the two helicopters have been stood down for the night. Heavy machinery is on its way to the scene to assist with firefighting efforts.
Two homes were evacuated, with multiple structures remaining under threat.
For those who have been evacuated, or are self-evacuating their properties, the Hurunui District Council advises for those on the north side of the Waipara River, there is an evacuation centre at the Waipara Hall, and for those on the south side of the Waipara River, it is the Tin Shed, at Amberley Domain.
State Highway 1 remains closed, and will be for some time. People should plan for extensive delays, particularly if they are travelling north.
People are advised to avoid the area, and those impacted by smoke should close their windows and doors, and stay inside. Residents are advised to call Healthline on 0800 611 116 if they have any related health concerns or experience any respiratory difficulties as a result of smoke.