Hamner Springs Cut Off By Bush Fire

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The South Island town of Hanmer Springs was cut off from the rest of the country earlier this week due to a major forest fire.
Thirty residents were evacuated to the town’s sports pavillion after homes were threatened and the town’s power supply was also cut.
The fire started by a nearby river and then spread into 50 hectares of steep land and was quickly burning out of control.
There were 17 fire crews fighting the blaze at its peak, including four helicopters.

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  1. The story was very interesting it made me think how it would fell if my house and town was on fire and nearly burnt down.
    thank you for the ARTICLE!

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