Matakana Fire – Update
Active flames in Dome Valley Matakana
remained well within the containment lines overnight.
The operation continues its ground based focus, with 70
firefighters and one digger onsite. One helicopter also
continues with aerial support.
Principal Rural Fire Officer, says they are making good
“We have numbers on the ground and
are doing everything to wrap this fire up as quickly as we
“The Auckland region wide fire ban remains
firmly in place. Breaches of the ban will not be
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