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Fire on the Port Hills

February 15, 2017

Two large fires are blazing away on the Port Hills near Christchurch.

The fires are near Early Valley Road and Dyers Pass Road.

The two fires have forced the evacuation of nearby residents. At least one house on Christchurch’s Port Hills has been destroyed.

A dozen helicopters have been involved in the battle against the fires. Sadly, a pilot has died after a helicopter battling fires crashed this afternoon.

The new, multimillion-dollar Christchurch Adventure Park (CAP) is under threat from the fires as they spread. The fire is dangerously close to the top chair lift. The park cost $20 million to build and only opened on December 17 last year after an eight-month build process.

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1

This is so sad😔😔😔😔😔😭🖕🏻

2

I think that is so sad and the fire looked so big

3

That is really sad. I wouldn't want to live there and my house could get burt down

4

That is really sad! My great grandma lives in Christchurch so I am very worried about her. I hope they can put it out.

5

this is really sad. I hope everyone is alright. I hope it's put out.

6

That is really sad why did even happen I can see by the photo that this is bad I hope they can extengiush all this fire out.

7

not cool man not cool

8

this is sad did they get any rain?

9

So sad that the pilot died because of that laver
There must of been millions of firefighters

10

i live really close to there

11

I saw this On my way home and it didnt look great, hopefully it brings to harm to anyone nearby the fire 0_0

12

Yeah i know my dad was there fighting that fire

13

this is dreadfull! so sad

14

So sad :0 the fire is huge, that bike park had only just opened hopefully soon the fire will be put out. How did it start anyway?

15

This is so sad 🙁

16

I live close to the fire and had to evacuate to be safe.

17

I hope everyone survived.

18

This is so sad I'm sad for them in the South Island

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