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New Zealand wildfire: Thousands of people evacuated near Nelson
February 10, 2019

In New Zealand, fire fighters have evacuated thousands of people from wildfire near Nelson city in South Island.

A state of emergency has been declared and about three thousand have fled their homes in the district of Tasman.

Twenty-three helicopters and two planes have been deployed to tackle the blaze.

The blaze, which began six days ago is now threatening the town of Wakefield. (BBC)