High winds whip up rural fires

High winds across Otago may have been a factor as Fire and Emergency New Zealand extinguished vegetation fires across the region.

A fire under some pine trees measuring 20m by 10m was reported in Oamaru at about 10:50am, while a patch of scrub and tree stumps 10m by 10m near Purakaunui was reported at about 12:50pm.

Both fires were put out by local fire crews.

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