Forest / Wild Fire – New Zealand, Northland, [Martinborough area]

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Today Forest / Wild Fire New Zealand Northland, [Martinborough area] Damage level Details

Forest / Wild Fire in New Zealand on Monday, 01 April, 2013 at 03:48 (03:48 AM) UTC.

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Five helicopters and seven fire crews are fighting a 30-hectare pine forest fire east of Martinborough. Two further helicopters are expected to join firefighters shortly. Wairarapa principal rural fire officer Phill Wishnowsky said it could take days to extinguish the large forestry blaze. “We’ve got a large forest fire, very active and quite extreme conditions. The fire is an active fire so of course everywhere it goes it’s obviously destroying the forest. “It’s going to take a long time and a lot of effort [to put it out],” Mr Wishnowsky said. Mr Wishnowsky said there was no risk to…

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