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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.