Massive fire burns through 200 hectares on outskirts of WanakaGEORGE HEARD/STUFF Fire crews battle to get a blaze near Wanaka under control before dark. The fire, in grass and heather on steep slopes on the western side of Lake Wanaka, started on Wednesday afternoon, and by nightfall had burned an estimated 160 hectares. Meanwhile, a man was charged on Wednesday for flying a drone near an out-of-control blaze that ripped through 200 hectares of Wanaka countryside. LIAM HOOPER Beach goers watch the fire near Wanaka. IMOGEN NEALE/ STUFF Two helicopters collect water to help battle the Wanaka blaze.
Source: Stuff January 03, 2018 02:45 UTC