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Source: New Zealand Police

Emergency services are currently responding to a bush fire on Pineapple Flagstaff walking track near North Taieri.

Evacuations are now underway due to the ongoing fire risk.

Residents on Rudd Road and those near Redwood mountain bike track have been advised to evacuate.

Cordons are going up near Redwood car park and Wakari Rd. 

We thank residents for cooperating with emergency services at this time.

We will provide further updates as available. 

ENDS
 

Issued by the Police Media Centre 

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