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New Zealand hit by huge fire in the forest: 2,000 acres in the ashes, thousands of evacuations
Environment In New Zealand by a huge forest fire all 3,000 people from their homes evacuated. Other residents around the city of Nelson on the south Island are called for an evacuation to prepare.

The fire has already more than 2,000 hectares of land within a radius of 27 km is the ashes. Both human lives as animals and property at risk, warns Roger Ball, of the local civil protection.

The fire broke Tuesday afternoon in Pigeon Valley. There were about 400 people in their homes, forced to leave. Yesterday, in Wakefield, 25 miles south of Nelson, around the 860 homes evacuated.

The fire brigade assumes that the fire was accidentally caused during the ploughing up a meadow.

About 150 spuitgasten have been deployed to fight the flames. Especially the strong wind, which for tomorrow is predicted, causing the fire brigade to ensure. According to brandexpert Grant Pearce has the "very hot, dry and windy weather of the last few months," the wooded area dried up and the fire hazard increases.

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