Deep Stream update - 2pm 11/11/19
Please find attached our latest update.
Update 2pm 11
November 2019 – Deep Stream
Fire and Emergency
New Zealand has remapped the burn area of the blaze and now
estimate it to be about 5000 hectares.
It hasn’t grown
in size, we have just reviewed the burn area and its
A number of hotspots have been identified and the
crews are currently working on these.
The fire and
conditions have been challenging and one firefighter did
suffer from possible hypothermia, although she is now
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