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Helicopters fight fire in North Otago

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 19/02/2017

Firefighters and two helicopters are fighting a fire in North Otago which is sending smoke across State Highway 83.

The fire between Otematata and Omarama started about 1.30pm on Sunday and is about a kilometre by 1.5km in size, a Fire Service spokesman says.

The fire is not yet contained, he says.

"Although it's causing a smoke nuisance to SH83 we believe there is no danger to the road itself. But there is still some time before they make it safe," he said.

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