Hearth crews battle haystack blaze close to Ashburton

Fire engine north of Gisborne.

2021-04-19 05:32:03

Crews are battling a fireplace that destroyed a hayshed and unfold to 4 haystacks on a rural mid-Canterbury property.

Fire engine north of Gisborne.

Picture: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

About 28 firefighters from across the area are preventing the blaze on Maronan Highway in Winslow, close to Ashburton.

The had been referred to as to the scene simply after 6am.

The hearth has unfold to 4 giant haystacks containing about 9500 bales and one hayshed has been destroyed.

A Hearth and Emergency spokesperson stated a slight wind change put one of many crews in peril and so they have pulled again as a result of quantity of smoke being produced.

4 water tankers are on the scene in case in case of water provide issues.

Crews will likely be on rotation all through the day till the hearth has been contained, which Hearth and Emergency stated may take a while.

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