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Fireworks blamed for Port Hills fire

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 5/05/2016

Fireworks are being blamed for a suspicious fire on Christchurch's Port Hills.

WELLINGTON, May 5 NZN - A fire in Christchurch's Port Hills is believed to have been started by fireworks.

Wednesday night's fire burned through less than 20ha of vegetation after starting in the Sugarloaf area, a Fire Service spokesman says.

It was under control by Thursday morning.

"It's believed to be started by fireworks and deemed suspicious," the spokesman said.

The flames were kept away from the nearby transmission tower.

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