Fire crews dampen hot spots in Southland fire

Fire crews dampen hot spots in Southland fire

29 October 2005

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New Zealand — Southland fire crews have been dampening down hot spots, following a major fire that swept through thousands of hectares of conservation wetland near Bluff.

Light rain helped put out most of the fire yesterday afternoon, giving fire crews who had spent two days battling the blaze a welcome break.

Principal Rural Fire Officer Mike Grant says two crews will deal with about 40 hot spots today.

He says next week they may use infrared cameras to identify any further hot spots, to ensure the fire does not ignite again in thepeat.


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