December 8, 2023

Large hedge fire in rural Christchurch under control

Watch: Firefighters have brought a large hedge fire in Rolleston, Ōtautahi/Christchurch under control, but will remain to dampen hotspots.

Emergency services have brought a large hedge fire under control south of Ōtautahi/Christchurch on Friday afternoon.

A spokesperson from Te Whakaratonga Iwi/Fire and Emergency told Newshub several crews were called to Weedons Rd in Rolleston just after 2pm.

The spokesperson said by the time fire crews arrived several large hedges were on fire, spread across a couple properties.

Six fire trucks, seven water tankers and a helicopter helped to bring the flames under control.

No properties were under threat.

Firefighters will likely remain at the scene through the night to dampen down hotspots, according to the spokesperson.

Weedons Rd has been closed and detours are in place.

The public has been asked to avoid the area.

Watch the video above.

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