Firefighters deal with flare-ups after Canterbury blazes

Photo: Mitch Redman/Twitter
Photo: Mitch Redman/Twitter
Fire crews are continuing to patrol the area where a 40ha blaze broke out in Canterbury yesterday after a flare-up this morning.

Four helicopters and 15 crews battled the Waterholes Rd fire in Templeton for several hours on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was controlled and contained by 7.30pm.

However, a small flare-up this morning was contained by crews, and they will have an ongoing presence at the site today.

Ten properties were at risk during the height of the fire but crews managed to protect them.

A double garage, car and hay barn were damaged.

Nearly 400 homes between Templeton and Lincoln were briefly without power due to the fire.

Two Templeton homes remained without power on Friday morning.

Meanwhile, a crew also attended a small flare up last night of two hot spots at the site of Wednesday's Tunnel Rd fires.

A crew from the Woolston station attended after a report of smoke at the location and dug out the hot spots with hand tools, Fire and Emergency spokesman Ian Littlejohn said.