Firemen tame Far North fire after 10 days

Firemen tame Far North fire after 10 days 

11May 2005

publishedby www.stuff.co.nz 


A peat fire in the Far North has finally been tamed after firefighters from around the country spent 10 days and thousands of hours fighting it.

Yesterday, just of a handful of patrolmen were on watch at the 80ha area in Kaimaumau, about 30km north of Kaitaia, in case of flare-ups.

Eight hot spots were found at the weekend and thousands of litres of water poured over them.

“Now it’s a matter of keeping an eye on it,” said Department of Conservation spokesperson Carolyn Smith.

The blaze began on private land and burrowed into the peat soil, burning underground. 


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