A big blaze attended by fire crews east of Twizel in Canterbury this afternoon has now been extinguished.
A Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fenz) spokeswoman said they were called to a well-involved fire burning in crop stubble, east of the Canterbury town, at 12.30pm.
Ten appliances and one helicopter were dispatched to the scene, working to contain the 2km by 2km blaze.
There were no indications of structures threatened or injuries.
When Fenz was first notified, the fire was 300m in length but rapidly grew to a 2km squared patch.
The blaze was mostly contained and crews worked to fully contain it, the spokeswoman said
The fire was extinguished at 3.32pm.