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Port Hills hot spots being monitored

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/02/2017

A pine forest north of Marleys Hill is being monitored by fire crews for potential flare ups in the fire that devastated Port Hills.

On Saturday night, thermal imaging drones used to identify hotspots showed temperatures of more than 100 degrees in the pine forest.

Civil Defence says hotspots are continually being dampened in residential properties in upper Summit Road and Worsleys Road.

Three hard cordons remain on Dyers Pass Road and preparations are underway to have the road open as soon as possible.

Civil Defence says some residents are permitted access to their properties and will update if anything changed.

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