Timelapse Shows Christchurch's Raging Wildfire

StoryfulPublished: May 28, 20172 views
Published: May 28, 2017

A bushfire burning Christchurch’s Port Hills has been contained thanks to fire breaks, but authorities <a href="https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/newsline/show/1406" target="_blank">warned</a> on February 17 that there’s still a risk of flare-ups.

The Port Hills fires have destroyed at least 11 homes and 11 sheds since it began on Monday, <a href="https://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/newsline/show/1406" target="_blank">according to the Christchurch City Council</a>, but the full extent of the damage was not immediately known.

Some residents have been allowed to return to their homes, <a href="Lhttps://ccc.govt.nz/the-council/newsline/show/1406" target="_blank">the council said,</a> and emergency services were moving from air-based to ground-based firefighting.

This timelapse video shows the fire burning in Port Hills from about 8 pm to 10:30 pm on Wednesday, February 15.

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