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The Fire Service was called to a rural property near Hyde at 6pm on Friday, after a fire had threatened a home and the nearby Blakely Pacific's forest plantation.
One homeowner was asked to "sleep somewhere else", after fire threatened their property on Friday night, Mr Still said.
He confirmed the fire was started by a controlled burn, and that could form the subject of an investigation later.
Mr Still estimated the affected area to be about 1500ha of mainly tussock and scrub, with up to 50ha of a private forestry block and 25ha of the Blakely's block destroyed in the blaze.
The area presented few difficulties for firefighters as it "was relatively straightforward". The fire was brought under control by Saturday afternoon.
Mr Still said firefighters were expected to remain at the scene for the next few days tending to hotspots and ensuring the fire did not reignite.
"We are just digging down all the hotspots, and will be here for a few more days."
He praised local farmers for their assistance during the incident.