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Pigeon Valley Fire Update 30: 11 February 2019 0800 hours

Fire managers flew heat-seeking drones over the fire ground overnight. 

Only a small number of hot spots were found and these were managed by firefighters overnight.


Firefighters used drones to identify hotspots overnight. Pictured is Chris Scoggins, Interpine Chief Pilot rural fire Lake Okareka Rotorua.

Police and New Zealand Defence Force continue to manage cordons and security within the evacuated areas.

Weather conditions for the next few days remain benign with warm temperatures and light winds, ideal for fire fighters.

People needing stock food can call Federated Farmers 0800 327 646, option 2 goes to a live database which is accessed by Federated Farms and MPI.  Stock feed is coming from all over the South Island.

People affected by the fire are reminded that they can access free health advice. There is more information here.



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