Controlled burn near Queenstown

Emergency services were alerted to the fire near Queenstown about 2pm. Photo: SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN
Emergency services were alerted to the fire near Queenstown about 2pm. Photo: SKYLINE QUEENSTOWN
Dramatic smoke in the skies above Queenstown is from a controlled burn, Fire and Emergency New Zealand says.

Emergency services were alerted to the blaze in Gorge Rd, between Arthurs Point and Queenstown, just before 2pm today.

A Fenz spokesman said it was being treated as a false alarm.

The first crew on the scene stood down others on route, he said.

Efforts were under way to speak to the landowner. 

 

 

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