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Post by Rockhopper on Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:18 am

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About half of the Port Hills east of Christchurch are burning. The experts believe that the gales there two days ago arced the high tension power lines and started it. Power is off to about two thirds of the city and when I go outside I can smell the smoke (see it too!) Lots of people evacuated from the area.
One chopper pilot had died when his engine choked on the flyash and the chopper crashed.

More here.

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Post by Rockhopper on Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:42 am

The hills are glowing red tonight. Quite spectacular!

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Post by Rogue on Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:06 am


Gawd, this is the first I heard of this. Always sad to see the ferocity and destruction of fires. Ch-ch can't take a trick lately.
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Post by Kaere on Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:55 am

Looks intense, I hope everyone stays safe.
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Post by Solace on Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:37 am

I really feel for Christchurch.. they deserve a break! Crying or Very sad Stay safe Tim!
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Post by Rockhopper on Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:40 am

It is contained now. The fire fighters stopped it only metres away from the suburb of Westmoreland (semi- snobsville).

Forecast is for light rain over the next few days. Still warm but at 25C.

We're cool, a long way from there.

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Post by Stargate on Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:13 pm

Glad to hear that its cooling down Tim, just take care so much going on in the world.

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