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  • New Zealand wildfire: Thousands of people evacuated from Wakefield town

    Published on February 10, 2019

    Thousands of people have been evacuated from Wakefield town in New Zealand as firefighters continue to deal with a massive blaze in South Island.

    As the wildfire entered its sixth day today, a state of emergency was declared in the district of Tasman. Twenty-three helicopters and two planes have been deployed to tackle the blaze.

    The meteorological department said, dry weather will continue this week, making it more challenging to douse the fire.

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